“Teaching music goes far beyond imparting skills and knowledge; it's a doorway to a world of possibilities.”
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Teaching music goes far beyond imparting skills and knowledge; it's a doorway to a world of possibilities. It's about nurturing the ability to craft vibrant communities, fostering a sense of self-worth through individual triumphs, and weaving the fabric of profound connections among students. Through the harmonies and rhythms, music becomes a bridge that brings hearts closer, enabling students to collaboratively create, express, and experience the beauty of shared creativity. In this journey, the classroom transforms into a nurturing space where talents flourish, confidence blossoms, and the bonds formed resonate long after the final note is played.
Name: Leland (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have studied clarinet privately for 12 years. I am attending Western University for my bachelor of Music Education. I have my RCM grade 8 clarinet exam, and also play guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, piano and saxophone.
I have experience teaching in informal settings, including church choirs, church worship groups, and modern band, and also formal settings including band clarinet sections, private lessons and adult clarinet groups. These experiences have made me a very flexible and adaptable teacher. I am also a composer, who has won an honorable mention in the clariedoscope clarinet festival in composition, and will have a piece performed by the crossing borders music ensemble in 2022. I have been writing songs for as long as I can remember, and only recently started composing for classical and band instruments
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).
Leland 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.