“ I believe that music is for anyone of any age. ”
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Music is an essential part of my life and I believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to learn and grow through their craft. I believe that music is one of the many art forms that bring us together and show us the fundamental similarities we share as human beings. Given the context of world events, I believe that we need more than ever the opporunities to connect and share with one another. As a teacher, I believe that music is for anyone of any age. I aim to create a positive and safe learning environment where students feel encouraged and supported.
Name: Kat (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am going into my fourth year of voice studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. I have been studying voice performance for over six years. While primarily classically trained, I am more than capable teaching students with all kinds of vocal interests no matter the genre. I have had the pleasure of working with/alongside Opera Laurier, the Toronto Youth Choir, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and many others.
I have studied with some of Ontario's more accomplished classical voice professors. I am able to teach up to RCM voice level 10. I have worked extensively as a performer in the greater Toronto area. While primarily an opera singer, I have been vocally trained in art song, musical theatre, pop, rock, and other genres. I have taught voice privately for 4 years now. However I have also done stage managing, directing, choreography, music directing, and producing performances. I also have a lot of acting experience having studied privately and taken acting classes for over 7 years. I am trained in stage combat.
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.
2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.
3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.
BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.
No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.
4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.
Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy
Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.
It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.
5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).
Lessons in your home
Kat is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Kat can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.
Kat's Studio Location
Kat offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.