“My aim is to inspire students to explore this rich array of music, fostering a deep appreciation and enjoyment in their musical journey.”
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As a guitar teacher specializing in classical and Spanish styles, my approach to teaching revolves around providing a comprehensive musical foundation. I believe in integrating music theory alongside technical progress on the instrument to cultivate well-rounded and intelligent musicians. Having also trained with the British Kodály Academy, I incorporate this valuable methodology into my teaching, further enhancing the learning experience for my students. From young children to adults of all ages and levels, I welcome anyone from the age of 5 to join me on their musical journey. The diverse repertoire of the guitar excites me, from the monumental suites of Bach to the rhythmic vitality of South America and Spain, and everything in between. My aim is to inspire students to explore this rich array of music, fostering a deep appreciation and enjoyment in their musical journey.
Name: Marek (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold a diverse educational background, beginning with a BSc in Biological & Medicinal Chemistry and Music from Keele University in the UK. My passion for music led me to pursue further studies, and I obtained an MMus in classical guitar performance from Birmingham Conservatoire. To enhance my teaching skills and pedagogy, I pursued additional training in Kodály musicianship and pedagogy. I had the privilege of learning from esteemed organizations such as the British Kodály Academy and the Alberta Kodály Association. This multidisciplinary approach to education has enriched my understanding of music and its interconnections with various disciplines, allowing me to offer a holistic and comprehensive learning experience to my students. My journey in both science and music has reinforced my belief in the power of education and how it can transform lives.
Kodály and solfege training with the British Kodály Academy and Alberta Kodály Association
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).
Marek 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.
Marek's Studio Location
Marek 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.