“No matter who you are or how old you are, music will have a positive impact on your life in so many ways and I encourage you to try it!”
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I love teaching because it helps me learn so much about music and myself everyday. I always want to help students learn what they want to learn, and I’m always changing and adapting so that they get the best out of the lesson that they can. I am hoping to pursue teaching for the rest of my life, while studying various other things such as music theory and music therapy. My mantra is “Work Hard, Play Hard” and I think anything is possible with dedication and hard work. No matter who you are or how old you are, music will have a positive impact on your life in so many ways!
Name: Mary-Maria (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have taken private lessons for the piano, viola and voice since I was 4 years old. I have achieved the following certifications from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) all with honours: ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance, ARCT Analysis, ARCT History and Harmony, Grade 8 Voice and Grade 8 Viola. I have studied under various award-winning teachers and have developed a teaching style infused with all of their different strengths and ideas, and I am very open minded and always trying new things.
I most recently won the Reginald Bedford award and RBMF award for my ARCT in Piano Performance. These are both gifted from the RCM, for achieving the highest mark in your respective level.
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).
Mary-Maria 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.