Music should be enjoyed by everyone, from all ages and all walks of life.”
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Music should be enjoyed by everyone, from all ages and all walks of life. So many people are told that they "cannot singing" at some stage of their life. I believe that EVERYONE can and should sing if they enjoy it. Music is something that can be learnt at any stage of life, and sometimes because of one comment, that has caused a huge lack of confidence. It is my job to inspire and reintroduce that confidence to every one of my students. Singing in a group actually releases a chemical in the brain that no other group activity does, and I want my students to have that experience on a regular basis. Music is there to be loved and celebrated no matter your background. I have taught singing, piano and flute for fifteen years, and I want to ensure my students are given the best environment and opportunity to learn. I have taught students from the age of 4 to 74 and my sole aim is to find the joy and beauty in music no matter my student's age or previous experience. I have taught professional musicians who want to work on specific technique as well as those who enjoy music as a hobby. Music is there to be celebrated.
Name: Mabel (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a BA in Theatre from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London England. Here I received voice classes in lots of genres including musical theatre, classical etc. Previous to Guildhall School of Music and Drama I trained as a classical singer and have recorded solo with The Royal Philharmonic OrchestraI in London and have performed at concert venues including The Cadogan Hall and the Barbican, as well as performing on the West End Stage in London. I also studied singing, piano and flute privately all from the age of roughly seven/eight until eighteen. I went through ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School of music) and guildhall graded exams on both the Flute and Piano and completed them all.
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).
Lessons in your home
Mabel is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Mabel 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.
Mabel's Studio Location
Mabel 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.