Monik - BAH Teacher #4121

“Monik is a passionate music teacher based on Salt Spring Island, offering in-studio and online lessons in clarinet and saxophone to students from the age of 8 to adults. With a Master's degree in music from McGill University, Monik specializes in both jazz and classical saxophone, bringing a wealth of experience and a broad range of musical expertise to her teaching. She believes in connecting with music in unique ways and helping students find their own musical voice through a blend of warm-ups, technique, and creative expression. Monik's teaching studio is a nurturing environment for budding musicians.”
 - Monik


Music has been a part of my life since I was a small child and I don't believe that anyone can live without it. Music is all around us if we listen. How we connect with music is as unique as we are as human beings and finding the connection and finding the joy that it brings is a central aspect to music lessons. My teaching is student-focused and follows the routine of warm-ups, technique and creative expression. Within those areas there is almost unlimited ways to connect with the instrument and I look forward to helping you find your unique voice and approach.

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

Age: 50's

Gender: female

I have a Masters Degree in music from McGill University and my main area of study was saxophone and composition in the jazz idiom. During my bachelor studies at UBC I studied and performed classical saxophone. Thus my range of experience is quite broad, but my main area of expertise is in the field of jazz. My saxophone teachers include Dave Branter, Remi Bolduc, Mike Allen, Jane Ira Bloom, and John Handy. As an ensemble musician most of my experience has been in Jazz Orchestras and Big Bands. I have played in ensembles led by Ian MacDougall, Alan Matheson and Rob McConnell and led the Victoria Jazz Orchestra for several years and performed in the Vancouver Jazz Orchestra.


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

Monik 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.

Monik's Studio Location

Monik 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.