Lara - BAH Teacher #2561

“Lara is a dedicated saxophone teacher providing enriching lessons to students starting from age 5 to adults, available online and in the comfort of your home. She brings a unique teaching style aimed at discovering what music means to each student, fostering a successful musical journey regardless of age. Lara is obtaining her Bachelor's in Music Education, specializing in classical saxophone, with extensive training in jazz from renowned mentors. Fluent in English and Spanish, Lara offers lessons not only in saxophone but also in music theory, RCM advanced rudiments, and harmony, among others. With her leadership in university ensembles and private teaching since 2018, Lara stands out as a nurturing and skilled educator. Book an interview with Lara now!”
 - Lara


I believe that music is an essential part of human existence. it is said that music came before language. I would like to teach students what music means to them and help them become successful at any age.

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

Age: 25

Gender: female

2 years completed in music at Vanier college, this Institution specializes in both classical and jazz. here I studied mainly jazz under Montreal local talent Frank Lozano Currently I am in my 3rd year of music education at the university of Ottawa studying under Victor Herbiet. I was a first alto for 2 years in the university of Ottawa's saxophone quartet. I am currently section lead of a saxophone ensemble. I have been teaching privately since 2018 to children of various ages. I have taught privately in my home town and also in an underrepresented community in the north.

I specialize in classical saxophone, I also know rudimentary piano, and intermediate clarinet. - I have hosted many sectionals for the students in my university ensembles



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

Lara is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Lara 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.