Nicole - BAH Teacher #2568

About Nicole
Nicole is a dedicated music teacher specializing in composition, piano, voice, and singer-songwriter training, available for online lessons. Holding an Honours Bachelor of Music with a major in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Guelph-Humber and an ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Nicole brings a rich educational background to her teaching. She is known for her adaptive teaching style, tailored to meet the individual needs of her students, ensuring that each lesson is both challenging and rewarding. Fluent in English, Nicole provides a nurturing environment where students are encouraged to explore their musical potential and develop their skills. Book an interview with Nicole for a personalized online music learning experience.

Currently Not Available for Registration

Presently this teacher is full or they are unavailable due to a personal or professional commitment. Teachers that have been part of a promotional campaign can fill up quickly.

I meet people exactly where they are, regardless of their age, skill level, preferred style, or background. My aim is to help individuals achieve their musical goals, whether they're aiming for small victories or aiming high. Adapting my teaching style to match each student's learning preferences is my forte. By taking the time to truly understand them, I guide them towards finding their musical path. Just remember, your happiness and success bring me the same joy and sense of achievement!

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

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have an Honours Bachelor of Music from the University of Guelph-Humber, where I majored in Jazz Vocal Performance. Previously, I obtained my ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. I also studied Classical Piano Performance in the Bachelor of Music program at the University of Toronto. Throughout the years, some of my notable professors were: Victoria Gimelshtein, Marietta Orlov, Boris Lysenko, Christine Duncan, Ted Quinlan and Dr. Doreen Rao.

From the time I was an infant, my grandmother would play piano with me on her lap. She played by ear, and her piano playing was the soundtrack of my youth. I started doing piano lessons, examinations, recitals and competitions at the age of 7, joined the church choir at 9, and wrote my first song at the age of 11. I played the lead in many local musical theatre productions, most notably as Maria in The Sound of Music with CharACTORS Theatre Troupe. From an early age, and throughout my life so far, music has been the path that always calls to me. I won MuchFACT and VideoFACT funding in high school, which allowed me to record a music video, as well as making an EPK and a website. In my 20s, in addition to many years of schooling, I had a lot of fun being the lead singer, and/or backup singer and keyboardist for many eclectic bands, including Edgewater Hotel, Melodrome Dancemachine, Stefi Beck and Butcher Something. In this current decade of my life, I have continued to pursue performance opportunities, as well as learning how to produce music. I have performed with Shelley Budd, Yana Bilyk and Vivienne Wilder, as well as several solo shows. I released my first album of self-composed songs a couple of years ago. Teaching consistently for the past 14 years, and on and off before that, has given me the musical grounding and interaction that allows me to share my love of music with others. I am full of gratitude and excitement for what my students have brought to my life, all these years.

English

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

Nicole 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.

Currently Not Available for Registration

Presently this teacher is full or they are unavailable due to a personal or professional commitment. Teachers that have been part of a promotional campaign can fill up quickly.