“My lessons are infused with laughter, creating a joyful atmosphere that enhances learning.”
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Music has been a source of immense joy in my life, and my greatest aspiration is to share this joy with those around me. Music, in its essence, is a language that weaves tales of our lives, expressing emotions that words cannot capture. Drawing from my background as a dancer and percussionist, I place a strong emphasis on the significance of warm-ups and maintaining proper posture in performance. My lessons are infused with laughter, creating a joyful atmosphere that enhances learning. I craft unique exercises tailored to individual needs and develop diverse teaching approaches that resonate with each student's learning style.
Name: Kelsey (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently a sophomore at the University of Toronto, studying Music History, Theory, and Culture, and majoring in percussion, under the tutelage of Aiyun Huang, Beverley Johnston, and John Rudolph. I have obtained a CGPA of 4.0 last year, and received the Avedis Zildjian Percussion Scholarship Award and Andrew Alexander Kinghorn Scholarships in Music, by achieving the highest CGPA among the whole cohort. I have also completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, and received a final grade of 41/45, the top 3.27% among 88,158 candidates in 2020.
- Avedis Zildjian Percussion Scholarship Award (2021) - Andrew Alexander Kinghorn Scholarships in Music (2020) - Youth Arch Student Improvement Award (2019, 2015) - Hong Kong Children's Choir Outstanding Service Award (2018) - City Contemporary Dance Company Scholarship (2018, 2019)
I spent my whole life in a musical family with two music director parents. I have received trainings in a variety of instruments, ranging from piano, cello, vocal, clarinet, recorder, and violin., as well as theory and history since I was 3 years old. I was elected to be the Percussion section leader of the Hong Kong Festival Youth Wind Orchestra (2014-18), as well as the the part leader of mezzo-sopranos of the Hong Kong Children's Choir's Concert Choir, one of the top 10 choirs in China, in 2018. I have earned the ABRSM percussion grade 8 exam with a distinction in 2016, and have been teaching beginners to intermediate percussionists for more than a year.
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
Kelsey is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Kelsey 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.