Lorraine - BAH Teacher #2360

About Lorraine
Renee is a dedicated piano and violin instructor based in Calgary, offering lessons both online and from her studio. Her teaching approach is centered on making music accessible and enjoyable for everyone, from children aged 7 to adults. Renee boasts an impressive musical background, having achieved her RCM ARCT in Piano Performance by the age of 15. She is currently enhancing her expertise through a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Calgary and holds an RCM Level 10 Honours for violin. Bilingual in English and Mandarin, Renee accommodates a diverse student base. Her services are available online and in her studio, ensuring flexible learning environments. Book an interview with Renee now for a musically enriching experience.


Piano for fun, grades, or high school credits? I can guide you through it!

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

Age: 50's

Gender: female

I started piano lessons at age 6 and continued until age 17, receiving the grade 8 Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate with Honors. I completed grade 9 and most of grade 10 piano but at that time, before computers, there were no history teachers in my town to fulfill the RCM requirements. I continued on to the University of Calgary to receive a Bachelors of Education with a specialty in Music. I taught junior and senior high bands and choirs as well as elementary school music on and off for 30 years while having a family, all the while teaching piano lessons at my in home studio. I have retired from the school system but enjoy teaching piano from my home studio in NW Calgary, Alberta. Learning for fun, grades, or high school credits, I can guide you through it!

Grade 8 piano examination with Honors. University of Calgary Honors in Flute Performance.

Royal Conservatory piano method to grade 9. Guidance for songs the students choose to play from TV, movies and video games. Online recital December. In person recital at Lipnicki Studio with a grand piano in June! Trophies for June participants!


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).

Lorraine's Studio Location

Lorraine 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.