Michael - BAH Teacher #4153

“Michael is a passionate music teacher offering piano lessons to students from age 7 to adults, exclusively online. He holds a BMUS in Music Performance from Brock University and a Three-Year Advanced Diploma in Music Performance from Cambrian College. Michael is dedicated to adapting his teaching to the unique style of each student while ensuring a strong foundation in music fundamentals. He is also recognized with the Senior Piano Award from the Kiwanis Festival of Music. Michael's lessons are available for a range of skills including music theory, history, and appreciation, with a special focus on RCM exams and advanced theory. Explore the world of music with Michael's online lessons today.”
 - Michael

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I believe that each student has their own unique style of learning. Over the past decade I have dedicated my education and teaching style to meet the needs and preferences of students while also maintaining a strong fundamental core in posture, musical reading, identification, analysis and appreciation. I believe that everyone can learn and has the potential to soar beyond what they may see within themselves. I adapt to my students and have had numerous students grow at an exponential level while under my teaching.

Name: Michael (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 29

Gender: male

I hold a BMUS in Music Performance from Brock University and a Three Year Advanced Diploma in Music Performance from Cambrian College.

Senior Piano Award - Kiwanis Festival of Music

I grew up in a performance setting from the time that I was 9 years old. I competed in many festivals with the Ontario Conservatory of Music winning accolades consistently in my time at these festivals. I have also competed in the Kiwanis Festival of Music where I won the Senior Piano Award for the Sudbury region.

English

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

Michael is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Michael 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.

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