“I tailor each lesson to the needs of the student while being an open minded individual that gives different perspectives and approaches for music.”
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I empower students to achieve their goals in music and show them strategies that are effective for overcoming obstacles. My main goal is to make each student become their own teacher by teaching them holistically. I treat each student as an individual with different backgrounds, beliefs, physical capabilities, likes and dislikes. Keeping this in mind I tailor each lesson to the needs of the student while being an open minded individual that gives different perspectives and approaches for music.
Name: Marius (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Bachelor of music degree (Bmus) at Stellenbosch University specializing in solo performance (distinction)
Golden Key International honour society (Awarded to the top 10 % of each field) Finalist in Mabel quick competition Runner-up for the National Ensemble Competition ATKV Albert Engel bursary competition
I have played concerts both as a soloist and a chamber musician being involved in a variety of projects. In 2020 I travelled abroad and received masterclasses in Spain from Pablo Gonzalez and Sanja Pujol. In 2022 I had the honour of being part of the Volterra project where I received instruction for two weeks from world renowned teachers and performers including Antigoni Goni and Dusan Bogdanovic.
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
Marius is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Marius 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.