“ I want to bring my enthusiasm for music to the lives of many students.”
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Music is a way in which humanity interfaces with the reality of its being. Over 2,500 years ago, it was discovered that our atmosphere vibrates in particular ways, with mathematical precision which elicits emotional and even physical feelings in us. It influences parts of our brain which deal in the learning and speaking of language, mathematical skill, and emotional response. While it has been repeated many times, it is worth repeating again: Music provides a path for children to learn without feeling like they’ve committed any considerable effort — rather doing something they love and cherish. This was my experience learning music over several years, through multiple genres. My methods do not consist of drilling fundamentals, ruthlessly practicing rudiments, or the like. Rather, I find it important to instruct the student on these rudiments and fundamentals as they play their instrument in real time. This ensures that the lesson remains engaging, and not mechanical. I want to bring my enthusiasm for music to the lives of many students, and see myself grow just as I know they will under my guidance.
Name: Klaus (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I received my Bachelors of Arts at Concordia University of Edmonton with a major in Political Economy and a minor in Music. During this program, I learned vital ear training, composition, contrapuntal harmony, vocal pedagogical knowledge, as well as solfege training. Currently, I am enrolled at the University of Alberta in Secondary Education, majoring in social studies and minoring in music. I’ve been a musician from age 8 onwards, starting with guitar and later moving into double bass and keys. I am a published musician with a self-recorded album on all major streaming platforms. I recorded all of the instrumental and vocal parts on this album with the exception of percussion. I took lessons for about five years with four different teachers, and have experienced many varieties of methods and pedagogy in musical education, and I am looking forward to synthesizing my own methods and pedagogy in my own practice.
Kiwanis Music Festival 80% (Gold) - 2014
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
Klaus is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Klaus 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.
Klaus' Studio Location
Klaus offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.