Linda - BAH Teacher #2956

“Linda, an experienced and dedicated music educator, offers online piano, voice, and clarinet lessons. With over 25 years of teaching experience and a Bachelor's degree in Music from Humber College. Her teaching philosophy revolves around nurturing a genuine love for music while providing a tailored and engaging learning experience. Linda's background in jazz piano and extensive performance experience enriches her approach, ensuring students receive a well-rounded musical education. Linda's commitment to excellence and passion for teaching shines through from beginner to advanced levels. Book an interview now!”
 - Linda

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My teaching philosophy centers on nurturing a genuine love and enjoyment of music in my students. I aim to inspire musicality and passion, ensuring lessons are engaging and tailored to individual styles and preferences. I offer piano and voice lessons to students aged 5 and up, from beginners to advanced levels, emphasizing a fun and fulfilling learning experience. Lessons can include RCM classical curriculum, as well as Jazz, Latin, and Pop music, providing a well-rounded musical education. My background in Jazz Piano from Humber College enhances my approach, and I stress the importance of effective breathing techniques for voice students and solid technique for piano students, including Hanon Exercises. My goal is to make the musical journey rewarding and enjoyable, with a commitment to excellence.

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

Age: 50's

Gender: female

I am an RCM certified piano teacher with over 25 years of experience. My journey in music began at age 8 with private piano lessons, progressing to Grade 8 piano and Grade 2 Theory. I furthered my studies at Humber College, Etobicoke, Ontario, where I earned a 4-year Honours Music Diploma, equivalent to a music degree. Humber College was renowned for its jazz program, and my time there included studying with esteemed teachers and playing in various jazz ensembles. Additionally, I have RCM Level 10 in Piano, Keyboard Harmony, History, and Level 6 in Voice, with ongoing studies in both piano and voice. My passion for teaching extends to students of all ages. I've taught piano and voice, completed the Elementary Piano Pedagogy Course with a high score, and have been part of the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir as a soloist. My voice training includes lessons with Martin Spencer of the Canadian Opera Company and Marie Alexander, a renowned singer who taught me vital breathing techniques. My approach to teaching is infused with the wealth of knowledge and techniques I've acquired over the years, tailored to inspire and advance the skills of my students.

RCM Certified Piano Teacher RCM Elementary Piano Pedagogy Course ( 97 % - First Class Honours with Distinction ) RCM Level 10 Piano Exam ( 84% - First Class Honours ) RCM Level 10 History Exam ( 94% - First Class Honours with Distinction ) RCM Level 9 History Exam ( 98 % - First Class Honours with Distinction ) RCM Level 9 Keyboard Harmony Exam ( 81% - First class Honours ) RCM Level 10 Keyboard Harmony Exam ( 83 % - First Class Honours ) Woodwind Trophy ( Clarinet Solo ) - First out of all woodwinds 2 plaques for the most dedicated music student ( clarinet )

I have had many students enter Kiwanis Festival over the years. Many of my students placed when they went, and they always learned a great deal too! One year, all of my students placed, bringing home quite a few first and second awards. Another year, a very talented voice student, with an outstanding voice, made it to the Provincial's ! I also play clarinet, and have won a few awards in the past from festivals. In addition to piano and voice, I also teach clarinet to beginner and intermediate students.

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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).

Online lessons

Linda 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.

Linda's Studio Location

Linda 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.

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