“Music is everywhere and can be enjoyed by everyone.”
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It is my firm belief that music has a certain magic to it that cannot be described - it cannot be contained or controlled, and it cannot be suppressed or silenced. Music has a lifeforce all of its own, and in many ways, it can help us to realize our innermost selves. Music is a part of all of us, and it is as essential as the air that we breathe. Music is everywhere and can be enjoyed by everyone. It is my goal to help fellow music-lovers to realize their true potential and learn to enjoy music in all its intricacies and fine details - to enjoy it the same way I do.
Name: Nicholas (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an honours Advanced Diploma in musicianship from Mohawk College, which included rigorous performances and music theory classes. I have studied the art of classical guitar privately since the age of 11, and have had the privilege of training with highly esteemed masters of the instrument, who have studied in Germany, Serbia, Switzerland, and more. In my pursuit of music, I have also studied the techniques of finger-style, strumming, and picking, and have become well acquainted with acoustic and electric guitars, as well.
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).
Nicholas 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.