Keisha - BAH Teacher #4216

About Keisha
Keisha, an accomplished piano teacher based in Gatineau, offers lessons both online, in your home, or at her studio. Fluent in English and French, Keisha tailors her teaching to each student's unique abilities, nurturing a passion for music with a focus on personal fulfillment. She provides piano lessons, ear training, music theory, and RCM prep. Ready to inspire students of all ages, Keisha brings her expertise and enthusiasm to every session, ensuring a rewarding musical education.


(English version:) As a piano teacher, my philosophy centers on nurturing each student's unique abilities. I adapt my approach to bring out their best, fostering a collaborative environment where we explore music together. Recognizing that everyone learns differently, it's my role to enhance their skills and cultivate a lifelong passion for music. In the end of the day, I hope my students relish their music and share it joyfully. Ultimately, it's about personal fulfillment through music, not competition, embracing the enriching experiences it offers. (Version Français:) En tant que professeur de piano, ma philosophie est centrée sur l'épanouissement des capacités uniques de chaque élève. J'adapte mon approche pour qu'ils donnent le meilleur d'eux-mêmes, en favorisant un environnement collaboratif où nous explorons la musique ensemble. Reconnaissant que chacun apprend différemment, mon rôle est d'améliorer leurs compétences et de cultiver une passion pour la musique tout au long de leur vie. En fin de compte, j'espère que mes élèves apprécieront leur musique et la partageront avec joie. En fin de compte, il s'agit d'épanouissement personnel à travers la musique, et non de compétition, en profitant des expériences enrichissantes qu'elle offre.

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

Age: 19

Gender: female

(English Version:) I studied Piano at Victoria Conservatory of Music and completed ARCT Harmony, Analysis and History. I am now currently in my Dual bachelor’s in music performance and Mathematics at University of Ottawa (Version en Français:) J'ai étudié le piano au Victoria Conservatory of Music et j'ai suivi le cours d'harmonie, d'analyse et d'histoire de l'ARCT. Je suis actuellement en train de faire un double baccalauréat en interprétation musicale et en mathématiques à l'Université d'Ottawa.

(English Version) - Pacific Rim International Music Festival 2021 first place in National Round and Continent Final Round - Cross-Border Summer Scholarship award from Council for Canadian American Relations towards Curtis Institute of Music summer program (2021) - Performing Arts BC Association of Regional Festivals First place in the Intermediate Canadian Piano Solois Intermediate Instrumental Canadian Music and Honourable Mention – Louise Rose Piano Trio (2021) - First place International Music Competition at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall NYC. (2019) (Version Français:) - Première place au Pacific Rim International Music Festival 2021 lors de l'épreuve nationale et de l'épreuve finale continentale - Bourse d'été transfrontalière du Conseil des relations canado-américaines pour le programme d'été du Curtis Institute of Music (2021) - Performing Arts BC Association of Regional Festivals Première place au concours Intermediate Canadian Piano Solois Intermediate Instrumental Canadian Music et mention honorable - Louise Rose Piano Trio (2021) - Première place au concours international de musique au Weill Recital Hall à Carnegie Hall NYC. (2019)

(English Version:) I draw inspiration from my mentor who guided me through musical performance stress, much like a nurturing parent. Their influence helped me mature through music, gaining insights that now empower me to assist students in overcoming performance challenges and developing confidence in their musical journeys. (Version français:) Je tire mon inspiration de mon mentor qui m'a guidé à travers le stress de la performance musicale, un peu comme un parent nourricier. Leur influence m'a aidé à mûrir grâce à la musique, en acquérant des connaissances qui me permettent aujourd'hui d'aider les élèves à surmonter les difficultés liées à la performance et à développer leur confiance en eux dans leur parcours musical.



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

Keisha 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.

Keisha 's Studio Location

Keisha 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.