“My primary focus is a student's overall enjoyment and engagement with music, followed by developing functional skills.”
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I have a student-centered approach to teaching music which emphasizes personal autonomy, meaningful participation, and gradual skill development over musical perfection. In lessons, my primary focus is a student's overall enjoyment and engagement with music, followed by developing functional skills. It is my personal belief that it is more important to teach students to appreciate, engage with, and create music for the duration of their lifetime, in a way that feels right for them, rather than to train the most "successful, accomplished" musicians - because success and accomplishment looks different for everyone!
Name: Katy (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western University. During my degree I studied solo and choral vocal performance, and music education for children and youth. I have personally attended vocal lessons and participated in choir since the age of 8, with an emphasis on musical theatre and Western classical singing styles. My positive experiences in vocal lessons and choir are ultimately what led me to develop a passion for music education, and to pursue teaching solo and choral vocal music to children and youth!
Bachelor of Arts in Music, Minor in Psychology (with distinction) from Western University; Awarded the Gold Medal for highest graduating average (BA Music) from Western University
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
Katy is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Katy 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.