Mina - BAH Teacher #2403

About Mina
Mina, with a master’s degree in Music Theory and Composition, offers online lessons in piano and a variety of advanced music theory topics. With expertise in techniques like the Alexander Technique and body mapping, she prioritizes students' physical well-being while teaching. Mina's extensive background includes performances across international stages and guest appearances at renowned music festivals. Fluent in English, Farsi, and Persian, she tailors her teaching to students of all ages, drawing from diverse music education systems. Book an interview with Mina today.


I also have in-depth knowledge and teaching skills of today's most well-reputed music education systems to youngsters, including Waldorf, Eurhythmics (Dalcroze), movement-based learnings. I use improvisation to teach piano techniques. Improvisation would have a substantial impact on the students' creativity. Not to mention that this technique would be beneficial in achieving better motor programs in their performance and musicality. I am aware of somatic approaches such as body mapping, Taubman and Alexandre Technique to prevent or reduce physical injuries during the piano performance as the result of my latest music education degree from the University of Ottawa

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

Age: 40's

Gender: female

I have a master’s degree in Music Theory and Composition, a Graduate Diploma in Performing Arts, and have just recently received another Graduate Diploma (otherwise known as 1-year master’s program) in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Ottawa, which is in the core a postgraduate research program in Music Education.

- I have been playing piano since I was 11 years old. Before that, I was playing a middle-eastern instrument called "Santoor". - As a composer and pianist, I have performed in various solo and ensemble formations. My music has been performed in Berlin, Moscow, Yerevan, and Tehran. I was a guest composer at Tehran Contemporary Music Festival (TCMF, 2017and 2018). - I am one of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher Association. (ORMTA) -Some of previous students are now studying music at universities and conservatoires around the world. - Some of my students have got grade 5, 6, 7 ABRSM in Piano.




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

Mina 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.