“Sharing musical skills with the students and contributing towards their growth and well-being is very rewarding experience.”
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Music is an integral part of individual's well-being and it has a tremendous effect on cognitive function and brain development. Sharing musical skills with the students and contributing towards their growth and well-being is very rewarding experience. This is why I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels of playing.
Name: Marselina (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: University of Victoria, BC - Bachelor of Music (Violin/Viola performance) and R.M Glier Music College, Kiev Ukraine - Violin Teacher and Performer Diploma. I studied with incredible teachers, members of the Lafayette String Quartet in Victoria BC and Viktoria Kaminskaya in Kiev, Ukraine. In addition, I participated in a number of Master classes led by internationally renown artists such as Gottfried Hoogoveen (Royal Concertgebow Orchestra, Netherlands), Eric Soucy (Baden-Baden Radio Symphony Orchestra, Germany), Denes Zsigmondy (Germany), Charles Castelman (New York) and other world renown instructors and artists.
I am very passionate about music and have extensive teaching and performing experience. I am registered with the Royal Conservatory of Music and teach all ages, levels and styles, including Suzuki, fiddle, classical violin, viola and beginner's piano. I am also trained as a nurse and have experience teaching children and adults with disabilities. These experiences have enriched me both as a nurse and a Music teacher as I observed an amazing effect music has on clients' health, improved academic performance and overall improved quality of life.
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
Marselina is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Marselina 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.