“I want to empower others to discover their voices and experience the sheer delight that comes from doing what they love.”
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Music has always been my unwavering passion, accompanying me through the years and granting me a voice when words couldn't express my emotions. Now, I am driven to share this profound connection with others, guiding them to explore their own musical passions and find joy in singing. My purpose is clear: I want to empower others to discover their voices and experience the sheer delight that comes from doing what they love. As an educator, my goal is to be a catalyst for their musical journey, providing the support and guidance they need to flourish. Every individual possesses a distinct and unique voice, and I am eager to explore and celebrate this diversity together.
Name: Michelle (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Throughout my educational journey, I had the privilege of attending the University of Ottawa, where I pursued a minor in Theatre. During my time there, I immersed myself in numerous voice classes, nurturing my passion for singing. My love for music and singing began at a young age, and from the age of 12 to 21, I received private singing lessons. Driven by my dedication and talent, I participated in various competitions, and my efforts were rewarded with victories in some of them. Beyond being a vocalist, I am also a talented songwriter. Since 2014, I have released two of my own songs, which allowed me to express my creativity and share my musical vision with the world. Presently, I am excited to collaborate with a Grammy-nominated music producer, an opportunity that has fueled my ambition to release new music in 2022.
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).
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.