Katrine - BAH Teacher #4072

“Katrine offers online and in her studio lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. With a background in classical music and training from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Her diverse educational background, including a PhD in English and Cultural Studies, enriches her teaching style, fostering a love for storytelling and creativity in her students. Whether preparing for examinations or playing for enjoyment, Katrine tailors her lessons to meet each student's individual goals and needs. Book an interview with Katrine today!”
 - Katrine

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We often hear about the joy of music, but miss other key emotions that music calls up: contentment, excitement, frustration, satisfaction, and grief. Learning an instrument also involves the full range of our emotions! I encourage students to embrace our full humanity in the beautiful process of learning the piano. Embracing a growth mindset approach to teaching and learning, I encourage mistakes as part of our creative process. Sometimes the “wrong” note can be as beautiful as the “right” one! I bring a holistic perspective to music lessons and believe that fully engaging our senses at the keyboard helps us to fully live in the present moment. Whether preparing for Royal of Conservatory of Music examinations or casually playing from lead sheets, I bring mindfulness and fun into the process of learning the piano. I offer lessons for adults and children aged 5 and up, suited to each learner's goals and needs.

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

Age: 40's

Gender: female

I studied classical music from the age of 7 until adulthood. During my training, I studied with Regina Franke and earned my ARCT Diploma with the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. My early teachers were detail oriented and helped me lay the groundwork for a rigorous approach to music. As an adult, I have studied the Simply Music approach to playing with a more spontaneous, improvisational approach. Together, these methods have helped me achieve a balanced, joyful, and holistic approach to developing musicianship.

In addition to my music background, I am a professional writer. I have written children’s musicals for the Toronto Fringe Festival and I have over 15 years of experience in educating youth and adults. I hold a PhD in English and Cultural Studies (McMaster University) and my love of stories and storytelling has enriched me as a teacher. I love sharing my enthusiasm for creativity with children and adults!

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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

Katrine 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.

Katrine's Studio Location

Katrine 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.

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