“I believe that music is one of the most beautiful aspects of human society, and that every person is capable of creating that beauty no matter their age or skill level. ”
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Music has been the biggest part of my life since before I can remember. Music has always been a place for me to express the emotions I don't have words for. I love how music can be a space for even the most shy people to fully express themselves. I believe that music is one of the most beautiful aspects of human society, and that every person is capable of creating that beauty no matter their age or skill level. I am currently a music education student at UBC and this is the reason I want to be a music teacher; I want to use the skills I have developed to give this gift of music to others.
Name: Nadya (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I started by studying piano privately from the age of eight until the age of eighteen. I also studied voice privately throughout middle school and high school. Besides classical, I also played trumpet in my high school's jazz band and concert band, played piano for choir, sang in vocal jazz, and sang in rock band. For violin, I started playing when I was 12. However I advanced very quickly due to the help and guidance of my violin teacher. I was able to advance to the point where I am currently studying the violin at UBC School of Music with Professor David Gillham.
Norah Mansell Music Scholarship
I have achieved RCM 8 in piano, RCM 8 in theory, and have also worked through the Suzuki violin books. I am currently studying Music History, Music Theory, World Music, and Aural Skills at UBC School of Music. Additionally, from September to December I have been working as a Teacher's Assistant for James Colpitts at Jamieson Elementary. I have been helping with their strings program and teaching students both individually and in a group setting.
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
Nadya is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Nadya 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.