“I'm here to share my teaching gifts with anyone who's eager to learn.”
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Teaching is my absolute passion! What truly lights up my day is knowing that when students leave my studio or our vocal sessions, they're taking a step closer to achieving their vocal goals or gaining that extra boost of confidence. My stage performances are a mirror of my personal journey of self-discovery through music, and my fascination for diving deeper into this incredible instrument. Apart from teaching, you'll often find me engaged with my community, participating in corporate events, and collaborating musically with up-and-coming artists from Northern Ontario. Sharing my love for music and teaching is something I eagerly anticipate. Whether it's helping you develop your skills, master your craft, or simply derive pleasure from your musical abilities, I'm here to share my teaching gifts with anyone who's eager to learn.
Name: Nicole (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I'm a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music (B.Mus.), and Cambrian College’s voice performance program (with honors) I also have my grade 8 voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Most recently, I earned my Level 1 certificate from NYU's Kodály Music Methodology Institute.
- Operated vocal studio for several years - Instructed singers of all ages and skill levels - Experience with children's summer theatre programs - Worked with children and adults with special needs - Conducted master classes, performances, and mentoring in schools in Nigeria (February 2020) - Donated school supplies to those in need during the Nigeria trip - Gained insights into African musical traditions during the Nigeria visit - Active member of Ontario's Kodaly Society of Canada
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).
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.