Natassia - BAH Teacher #2878

“Together, we will connect through personalized lesson plans oriented to meet your goals and passions. ”
 - Natassia


Whether you wish to challenge an audition, ace a music test, or just pick up a new hobby, I’d love to engage in music making with you. Together, we will connect through personalized lesson plans oriented to meet your goals and passions. I have been teaching flute to students at the beginner to intermediate levels for 3 years. I borrow much of my pedagogical methods from my instructors as well as authors including Barry Green (Inner Game of Music) and Susan Hallam (Music Psychology in Education). Inclusivity of all learning abilities is extremely important to me as an educator. In this feat, I draw on my educational background in developmental and behavioral psychology, and my pedagogical studies of music education to enhance the learning experience and promote musical growth. I believe in nurturing emotional connections to the music, fostering motivation, addressing performance anxiety through mindfulness techniques, and teaching effective cognitive skills and practice strategies. I ultimately aim to create a holistic and enriching musical experience for my students, enabling them to become expressive, confident, and lifelong musicians.

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

Age: 23

Gender: female

I hold a Bachelor of Music degree with honours in orchestral performance from the University of Western Ontario. Notable private teachers I have had the pleasure of learning from include: Leslie Newman, Anne Thompson and Sharon Kahan. Apart from my musical education, I have a passion for the field of psychology and have taken various psychology courses that by extension, have expanded and enriched my music teaching methods. In the upcoming years, I aspire to get a Masters degree in Music and Applied Health Studies.

Graduated university with honours in orchestral performance and honour roll grade average above 80%.

Currently completed: - Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours in Performance - RCM level 10 flute - RCM level 6 piano - RCM advanced harmony theory exam - French as a Second Language Certificate - Courses: Studio Pedagogy, Progressive Pedagogy, Teaching and Learning Music, Music Psychology, 21st Century Musician (University of Western Ontario) In Progress: - Masters of Music and Applied Health Studies - Certificate in Mindfulness and Wellness Coaching - Courses: Foundation course in Music Therapy (University of Roehampton)


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

Natassia 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.

Natassia's Studio Location

Natassia 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.