“I am aware that each learner is an individual and will adapt my teaching style to cater to the best interest of the learners.”
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I gravitated to the teaching profession because of my love of music, joy of inspiring and sharing my passion and knowledge of music with future generations. I am a music educator that strives to ensure that all students under my instruction are engaged in their studies by adapting alternative and creative teaching methods. I approach teaching with a constructivist view of learning. My lessons are geared towards the constructivist learning theory, where students are encouraged to create new understanding for themselves while assimilating their own understanding. My classes are always student-centered and give students the opportunity to express themselves freely. At the same time, I am aware that students learn at different paces, possess different abilities and construct different meanings to content. I am also aware that each learner is an individual and will adapt my teaching style to cater to the best interest of the learners.
Name: Keturah (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: - University of Toronto – Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education 2021 to present. - University of the West Indies, Mona – Master of Education: Leadership in Early Childhood Development. - Universtity Mozarteum Salzburg, Carl Orff Institute – Postgraduate University Course: Advance Studies in Music and Dance Education. - Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts – Bachelor of Music Education (Hons) My BME in Music Education equipped me with both training in performance classes in flute and general classroom teaching. I have studied with flute tutors who have had international artistic and scientific training in the flute, music education, medicine and educational science in Bonn, Cologne, Berlin, Paris and Salzburg and classical instruction at the Royal School of Music in London. I have training in various genres of music and have experience teaching all ages with high pass rate in international flute exams. I have a passion for helping children and adults realize their true musical potential. I aim to make my class engaging, fun and student centered while learning new material and reaching higher heights.
• Immaculate Conception High School: - Most Outstanding Eighth Grade Homeroom Teacher (2016) - Led the Concert Band to a Gold Medal in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Festival Competition (2016) - Led the Concert Band to a Distinction in the Trinity College London Ensemble Exam (2013) • Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts: - Honor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching Practice Performance (2013) • Jamaica Cultural Development Commission: - Silver Medal for Wind Instrument Solo (2005) • Florida Bandmasters Association: - Superior Rating for Wind Instrument Solo (2003)
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
Keturah is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Keturah 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.