“My job as an educator is to share my love of music and knowledge.”
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"I can't teach anyone anything, I can only make them think" Socrates I really believe that it is my job to create an environment where students will want to learn music. It is about building a strong teacher/student relationship where students are comfortable to experiment and are willing to learn. My job as an educator is to share my love of music and knowledge. I have been teaching music since I was 14 years old. Since then I have made it my job to learn all I can learn about music so I can share it with my students.
Name: Natalia (Full name will be provided upon registration)
* Bachelor of Performing Arts - (Capilano, Langara, VCC, Douglas) (composition and acting) * Bachelor of Arts with a Major in music -Trinity Western University (piano performance - vocal education) * Gr. 10 piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music * Kelly Kirby Kindergarten Teacher * Piano accredited Suzuki teacher Continuous Education: Continuing Education Certificate for Music Therapy Association of BC Activities – Interventions for Autism with musical therapist Ester Thane October 2019 Anatomy and Physiology for Singers with Dr David Meyer - included cadaver lab dissections Summer 2019 1 graduate credit through Shenandoah University Session II: Resonance and Articulation for Contemporary Commercial Singers with Matt Edwards, Kathryn Green, Marcelle Gauvin and Ed Reisert Summer 2019 1 graduate credit through Shenandoah University Musical Theatre Styles with Broadway sensation Edrie Means Weekly through Shenandoah University Summer 2018 1 graduate credit through Shenandoah University Private Mentoring with Ed Reisert Summer 2019 Private Vocal Lessons with Broadway sensation Edrie Means Weekly Summer 2018/19 Studied Vocal Pedagogy of both male and female voices (all ages & types) and the development of the human voice through Bel Canto with International Opera Singer Joseph Shore 2010-2016 Studied Pop/R&B vocal technique with R&B Music Hall of Fame/Grammy Nominee Dutch Robinson (formally of Ohio Players) 2013 Studied Jazz Technique with International Jazz Sensation Dee Daniels 2011 Mentored Under Al Lang Wang (Vancouver Symphony’s organist) from 2010 to 2017
Awards and Accomplishments: -Maintain excellent working relationships with Muziwest, The Press Room, Alzheimer Society of BC, BC Cancer Foundation, EventChain, Youth Unlimited, and Tom Lee Music, often receiving corporate sponsorship for Pardalis Studio’s concert series. o Former students include graduates in music from McGill University, Glenn School of Music, UBC, Douglas College and Capilano University o 2011 to 2019 Students from Pardalis Studio were finalists (often are provincial delegates and placing in top 10 in providence) winning several awards from the Fraser Valley Kiwanis Music Festival, South Fraser Vocal Festival, Vancouver Kiwanis Festival and Kwantlen International Music Festival o Celebrations for Flame Ceremony (Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC) during the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2009 o Provided and organized entertainment for Greek Day 2009 to 2016 o Music written for short film – written / performed / recorded in 24 hours (O Tharraleos) won several awards including Social Media Award, Critics’ Choice Award, and People’s Choice through the Greek American Foundation's Greek Film & Foto Week’s 2012 Short Film Contest o CD LIFE (original and covers) was nominated for 2013’s BC Artist of the Year from the Vancouver Island Music Awards o 2015 Grammy’s Music Educator Award – Nomination o 2015 Nominated for Music Educator through CandianMusic.com Award o Inspiration Award (for my work in music education) from Close Look TV 2015 o Nominated for Jazz Album of the year for “I’m in love with Fairytales” from Fraser Valley Music Awards 2018 o Released two professional music videos for EP I’m in love with Fairytales – Secret Garden October 2017 and Cup of Tea April 2017 o Won Jazz Artist of the Year from Fraser Valley Music Awards 2019 o Musical Director for Vancouver IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer 2018/19/20 o Artistic Director for Pardalis Studio’s presents Canada Music Week 2019, 2018, 2017 (Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association) Weekend of events/lectures/roundtable discussions/concerts. Ensured sponsorship from Maria’s Records, Gurjot Singh Photography, Event Chain Tickets and Brentwood Space of Grace.
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).
Natalia 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.
Natalia's Studio Location
Natalia 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.