“My primary aim is to empower students to express their artistic ideas without constraints.”
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As a teacher, my primary aim is to empower students to express their artistic ideas without constraints. Whether it involves overcoming technical hurdles or refining musical concepts, my role is to establish an environment where students feel free to explore and communicate through their instrument. Throughout my experience teaching music to individuals of diverse ages and across various contexts, I've observed a common thread—the profound joy that arises from the ability to create. My aspiration is to carry this journey forward, fostering a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere for my students.
Name: Lynn (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I'm currently attending the Juilliard School for my bachelors in viola performance. I started studying violin privately from age 6 with the Suzuki method. I went on to attend the Taylor Academy at the RCM until I was eighteen. At the RCM, I was immersed in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances as well as studying RCM ear training, theory, and history. I also studied viola privately at the RCM and eventually switching my focus primarily on the viola. I've also performed in the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, establishing connections with the Toronto orchestra community. I have performed in venues around the world and have performed as a soloist with various orchestras around Canada including Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, and others.
I've won several competitions as a soloist including Aspen Music Festival Competition, Canadian Music Competition, Marta Hidy Prize Concerto Competition, and others. I've attended several music festivals for full scholarship including New York String Orchestra Seminar, Aspen Music Festival, Morningside Music Bridge Festival, and the Young Artist Program at the National Arts Center.
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).
Lynn 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.