Katie - BAH Teacher #3402

“My teaching philosophy centers around empowering students to explore and develop their unique vocal abilities while fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for the art of singing. ”
 - Katie

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As a voice teacher, my teaching philosophy centers around empowering students to explore and develop their unique vocal abilities while fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for the art of singing. I believe that every individual possesses a distinct voice that deserves to be nurtured and celebrated. My approach combines technical mastery, artistic expression and a supportive learning environment to guide students on their vocal journey.

Name: Katie (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 24

Gender: female

I have a BM in Classical Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music. Currently attending NYU to obtain an MM in Musical Theatre Vocal Performance. I began my musical journey at the age of 11 where I starred as Charlie in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the rest is history! My love for the art continued to grow at Mayfield Secondary School where I was apart of the Vocal Arts program and was able to develop my craft everyday in a classroom environment and could participate in many musicals through extra curricular programs. Throughout my vocal journey I've had many teachers ranging from Jazz to Classical to Musical Theatre and feel comfortable teaching a range of styles.

Throughout my college experience I have had a lot of acting training. Having done courses in school as well as other classes outside of school, I am well versed in the methods of Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. As singers we are required to tell a story that allows the audience to enjoy a catharsis in one way or another. Whether that be laughing or crying, our job is to take them out of reality and into our own world. I have personally found that through straight acting, I have been able to grow immensely as a storyteller. Taking the worries of what our voice sounds like or if we're singing the right notes are all stripped away and we just have to say the words and express pure honesty in our work.

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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).

Online lessons

Katie 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.

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