Milena - BAH Teacher #3464

“Milena is a dedicated flute and piccolo teacher, offering lessons online and in students' homes, Milena's approach blends joy with discipline, focusing on the holistic benefits of music education, including mental well-being and physical health improvements, such as aiding those with asthma. She holds a bachelor's degree in Practical Psychology and is completing another in music at I.P. Kotlyarevsky Kharkiv National University of Arts. Milena, who speaks English, Russian, and Ukrainian, draws from her extensive experience in music schools and the Luhansk Regional Philharmonic to share captivating stories and facts about music history and works, deepening students' connection to music. Book an interview with Milena for a musically enriching experience.”
 - Milena


Music has truly become an essential part of my life, as I strongly believe in its power to enhance both mental and physical well-being. Right from the very first lesson, I emphasize the importance of proper breathing techniques. It's remarkable to witness how playing the flute has helped improve the health of some of my students who previously struggled with asthma. I often remind my students that music is not only for their enjoyment but also for their mental well-being. Creating a lively and enjoyable atmosphere in my classes is something I truly cherish. I find that having fun together with my students enhances the learning experience and fosters a positive connection with music. In addition to teaching younger students, I also work with older students who already possess playing experience. With them, we delve deeper into the nuances of form, composition, and style. While I'm not a strict teacher, I do expect my students to demonstrate wholehearted dedication to this wonderful pursuit. Overall, my approach to teaching music combines the elements of joy, discipline, and a profound belief in the transformative power of music.

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

Age: 24

Gender: female

I have been dedicated to my studies and continue to pursue knowledge. My educational journey includes the following accomplishments: - Junior specialist diploma from "The Serhii Prokofiev Severodonetsk College of Culture and Art" - Bachelor's degree in "Practical Psychology" from Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University Furthermore, I am excited to announce that I will be completing my bachelor's degree at I.P. Kotlyarevsky Kharkiv National University of Arts later this month. Music has been a significant part of my life. I started playing the flute at the age of 5 and continued until I was 23. In Ukraine, I had the privilege of working as a music teacher in various settings, including music schools and colleges. Additionally, I gained valuable experience during my 7-year tenure at the Luhansk Regional Philharmonic.

Alongside my teaching experience, I had the wonderful opportunity to work at the Philharmonic, which allowed me to truly immerse myself in the world of music. This experience has greatly enriched my understanding and appreciation of various compositions. When teaching my students, I love sharing interesting facts and captivating stories about musical works and composers. By sharing these anecdotes, I aim to ignite their curiosity and foster a deeper connection with the music they are studying.




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

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

Online lessons

Milena 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.