“I believe in a flexible and patient teaching style which allows the student's love for music to grow with their increasing skills.”
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I believe in a flexible and patient teaching style which allows the student's love for music to grow with their increasing skills. Each student is unique and I strive to ensure my lesson plans line up with their own musical aspirations. I am dedicated to offering my guidance on technique, musicality, and performance skills for every step of a student's journey, in order to instill confidence in their mastery of the piano.
Name: Michelle (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I studied piano and music theory from the age of four and received my RCM Level 10 certificate in 2017, after which I began preparations for my ARCT exam. I was trained classically in private piano lessons by enthusiastic and meticulous piano teachers who coached the precision of my technique, while also encouraging my individual musicality. I've participated in live performances with an orchestra and have also provided piano accompaniment to numerous church services as a volunteer.
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
Michelle is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas