“my music teaching philosophy centers around the idea that learning the basics and creating a safe environment for exploration and growth are crucial for students to develop their musical abilities and reach their full potential.
- Leyla Lorena
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At the core of my music teaching philosophy is a focus on learning the basics and creating a safe environment for students to explore and take risks. I believe that a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music is essential for growth and development as a musician. By emphasizing the importance of understanding musical concepts and techniques, I aim to provide students with a strong framework upon which they can build their musical skills. This includes teaching rhythm, sight-reading, and technical exercises that develop dexterity and control. In addition to mastering the basics, I strive to create a safe and supportive atmosphere in my music lessons. I encourage students to step out of their comfort zones, try new things, and make mistakes without fear of judgment. I believe that making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process and an opportunity for growth. By fostering a safe and nurturing environment, I aim to inspire my students to explore their creativity and express themselves through music. I encourage them to take risks, experiment with different musical styles, and find their unique voice as musicians. Overall, my music teaching philosophy centers around the idea that learning the basics and creating a safe environment for exploration and growth are crucial for students to develop their musical abilities and reach their full potential.
Name: Leyla Lorena (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Music Performance at the University of Calgary. Additionally, I am enrolled in the Academy Performance program at the Mount Royal University Conservatory. At both universities, I actively participate in numerous large and small ensembles, including the U of C Wind Ensemble, U of C Chamber, and MRU Chamber. Throughout my university years, I have also received private instruction from Gwen Klassen, who serves as the Principal Piccolo player and Co-Principal Flute player of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from my academic pursuits, I am currently a member of the Calgary Youth Orchestra.
I have been playing the flute for over 10 years and have developed a strong foundation in various flute techniques and styles. Throughout my musical journey, I have honed my skills in areas such as tone production, breath control, articulation, and phrasing. With a diverse repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary music, I am well-versed in different musical styles and genres. I am comfortable playing solo pieces, chamber music, and orchestral works, adapting my playing to suit the specific requirements of each musical composition. In addition to my technical proficiency, I have a deep appreciation for musical expression and interpretation. I strive to convey emotions and tell stories through my flute playing, always aiming to captivate and engage listeners. Continuing my musical education and growth, I actively seek opportunities to expand my musical knowledge and skills. I regularly participate in workshops, masterclasses, and ensemble collaborations to further enrich my musical abilities. Combining my passion for the flute with my dedication to teaching, I am committed to sharing my expertise and guiding aspiring flutists on their musical journey. I believe in fostering a supportive and encouraging environment where students can develop their own musical skills and express themselves through the beautiful art of flute playing.
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).
Leyla Lorena 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.
Leyla Lorena's Studio Location
Leyla Lorena 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.