“Become the Best Musician You Can Be - Expert Instruction from a Lifelong Musician!”
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Music has been an essential interest of mine since the young age of seven, and I have spent over 30 years fully immersed in the music industry. As an international language, music has the power to transcend cultural barriers and connect people from all walks of life. Through my expertise in music, I strive to impart a deeper understanding of this powerful art form to my students. I firmly believe that music encompasses the interaction of the body, soul, and feelings into a quantifiable expression, and that the process of learning and mastering music can help individuals become better versions of themselves. I am deeply passionate about music, and I am committed to sharing this enthusiasm with my students. Whether I am teaching a beginner the fundamentals of music theory or helping an advanced musician refine their performance technique, my goal is to instill a lifelong love and appreciation for music in all of my students. For me, music is not just a profession - it is a way of life, and I am excited to continue sharing this journey with others.
Name: Michel (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have been fortunate enough to attend multiple schools and earn various degrees, including a PhD in Musicology from Université Paris Sorbonne in France and an MBA in project and operations management from Notre Dame University in Lebanon. I also hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the same institution. Additionally, I have completed several music courses, including classical piano and music theory at Maison de Musique Fa Dièse in Lebanon. I also earned a Diploma in Choir Conducting from the Music Institute of Lebanon. Despite my academic achievements, my true passion lies in conducting choirs, teaching music appreciation at universities, and founding and leading the music industry department at the University of the Holy Spirit of Kaslik in Lebanon. In addition to my academic pursuits, I have studied opera singing privately for over six years, attended masterclasses with Maestra Elisabeth Norberg Shultz, and taught Oriental and Arabic music to many pupils. As an acoustic and sound design consultant, I have extensive experience in designing studios and working in this vast domain. I am grateful for the opportunities I've had to pursue my passions and share my knowledge with others. I am excited to continue my journey in the music industry and help others discover the joys of music.
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
Michel is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Michel 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.
Michel's Studio Location
Michel offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.