“Music isn't an exact science; it involves working with unique individuals.”
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I consider myself fortunate to have studied music and to now share my knowledge with my students. Music is a beautiful and essential part of life. Its power transcends borders, transforms, and brings joy. Being able to convey that feeling is a true privilege. However, the path of studying music and mastering an instrument is demanding. It requires time, effort, and unwavering perseverance. Music isn't an exact science; it involves working with unique individuals. Each person interprets and expresses music differently. As a teacher, it's my role to adapt to my students. My own musical journey began in the classical realm, but I found my true musical identity when I started playing my own songs in my unique style. I'm a rock soul in the body of a classical flutist. It's been a 20-year journey of experimentation, adaptation, and flexibility—both technically and artistically. While I may not claim to be the best at what I do, I do see myself as a capable guide, helping my students become the musicians they aspire to be. Music lessons should not be about suffering but about dedicated work, enjoyment, and having a good time. Ultimately, life and music are about finding happiness. In my teaching, I'm passionate about both music and languages. I see them as bridges connecting people, enriching personal development. Music and language have a reciprocal relationship, each enhancing the other in profound ways.
Name: Laura (Full name will be provided upon registration)
- Professional Grade of Music in flute from the Conservatory "Oreste Camarca" in Soria, Spain, with Fco. Rafael Clemente Bo. - Higher studies in flute with Begoña Aguirre at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Navarra, Spain. - Degree in Translation and Interpretation. - Specialization in modern music and jazz, including courses at La Escuela de Música Creativa (Madrid) with Chefa Alonso, Victor, and Javier Bruna. - Participation in the course of Improvisation Applied to Flamenco organized by the Institute of Musical Education (IEM) in Salamanca, Spain. - Singing lessons with Abenauara Graffigna and Jaione Medina. - Training in improvisation with Javier Olabarrieta and modern harmony with Alberto Navascués at La Escuela de Música Moderna y Jazz "Zabalza" (Pamplona, Navarra). - Attended classes with the singer Nerea Erviti. - Flamenco course with Juan Parrilla organized by UFlamenco (Centro Superior de Estudios del Flamenco). - Intensive Blues course organized by the Blues School of Madrid. - Master of Teacher Training by UNIR.
-High School Diploma in Humanities (with honours) 2006 Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria Castilla, Soria (SPAIN) -Translation and Interpretation Degreen 2011 University of Valladolid - Degree in Music, Flute specialty 2012 Conservatorio Superior de Música de Navarra -Master in Teaching 2017 UNIR (Universidad Internacionale de la Rioja) -Campus Music Navarra University Music Band Corsarias 2013 -Certamen Nacional del grupo G9 de Universidades. 3rd award. Music Band Corsarias 2014
- Member of bands such as The Paulovers and Corsarias, serving as a vocalist, flutist, and composer. - Worked as a music and foreign languages teacher in Secondary Education and Adults Education. - Obtained the International Experience Visa (Work and Holiday Visa) in 2019 and moved to Canada in May 2022. - Studied translation and interpretation, emphasizing the importance of communication. - Enthusiastic learner and strives to be an effective teacher by applying lessons from music and languages to communicate and transmit effectively.
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
Laura is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Laura 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.
Laura's Studio Location
Laura 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.