Michelle - BAH Teacher #4142

“Michelle is a talented piano and voice teacher with a Bachelor of Music degree, focusing on Elementary music. With a deep understanding of music as a soulful language, she equips her students with the ability to read and engage in music-making. Michelle's studio in Winnipeg offers lessons in piano, voice, composition, ear training, advanced music theory, and more. She believes in giving students the knowledge and skills to explore the messages left by composers throughout history. Lessons are available online or at her studio, fostering an environment where students of all ages can thrive musically.”
 - Michelle


Music is a language of the soul. It expresses things that can't always be put into words. I give each student the knowledge to be able to read these wonderful messages that composers throughout history have left for us, and the skills to actively participate in music-making today.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have a BMus. degree from Canadian Mennonite University with a concentration in Elementary music (music for kids in grade K-6). I studied piano from the age of six, violin for two years, and voice for two years in university. I completed my RCM level 10 piano exam at the age of 18, and went on to study diploma-level music with my teachers at CMU (Cheryl Pauls, Darryl Friesen, and Shirley Elias) . Through university I sang with the Women's Chorus, CMU Singers, and Chamber Choir. I toured around Canada with the CMU Singers, and also had the chance to perform with them every year with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Mary Smart Memorial Piano Scholarship Peggy A. Sharpe Scholarship Mary Smart Fund Scholarship

My first memories with music were as a toddler dancing to songs by Charlotte Diamond and Bobby McFerrin, frequently pressing my ear up to the speaker to hear every part of it. I loved to sing, and I also wanted to play piano too after hearing my older sisters practicing. I loved the songs in my purple Bastien book, and played through it after my dad showed me the notes, until finally my parents signed me up for piano lessons.


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).

Online lessons

Michelle 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.

Michelle's Studio Location

Michelle offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.