“Good quality music education creates strong leaders - the leaders of tomorrow.”
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Good quality music education creates strong leaders - the leaders of tomorrow. I believe that music education should be an integral part of everyone's life. Not only does learning an instrument help with understanding other subjects such as math and science, but it also increases serotonin levels, helps reduce anxiety, teaches how to work both independently and as a member of a group, and helps elevate social skills.
Name: Margaret (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have been playing the flute for over 14 years. I started taking private lessons at the age of 11, and continued taking flute and theory lessons throughout grade school. I have played in various music ensembles since grade 9, and have held the position of principal flute in all of them. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance with Distinction from the University of Calgary in 2022, and am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Flute Performance at the University of Alberta. I am extremely detail orientated and organized in my teaching, and I believe that every student learns differently. I like to cater my teaching style to reflect the needs of the student. Furthermore, growing up, I completed RCM Flute and Theory examinations, and am therefore qualified to teach the RCM curriculum.
I have won several music awards, including: the Janine and Samuel Krikler Woodwind Award, the Marilyn Perkins Award in Music, the University of Calgary Music Alumni Association Scholarship and the School of Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship.
I have studied with renown flutists, including Gwen Klassen and Shelley Younge. In addition to holding my Bachelor Degree from the University of Calgary, I also have an Advanced Performance Program Certificate from the Mount Royal Conservatory, as well as my Grade 8 RCM certificate.
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
Margaret is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Margaret 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.