“I know how to teach Students to play with flexibility and freedom, but at the same time a very accurate technical methods, which are the basis for performance.”
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My main idea in teaching piano is to find a gold mean between technics and musicality in relation to the specific individuality of each student. Deep in my heart I believe that music is develops our souls and minds in many different ways. It helps us to better communicate and understand life. I know how to teach Students to play with flexibility and freedom, but at the same time a very accurate technical methods, which are the basis for performance. Specifically, I begin by adjusting the hands of beginners In the right way as a foundation for their further success. I myself am very passionate about music, performing as well as teaching , and will be happy to to open this beauty to my students through analogies of nature and through a rich palette of human emotions .
Name: Nina (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I started my musical education at the age of 5 at Music School in Magnitogorsk , Russia. I finished it at age 15, And then continued my education at Glinka Musical College in Magnitogorsk. I graduated with a Diploma in Piano Teaching and Accompaniment at 19 years of age. Then I went to Conservatory ( Academy) of Music in Ekaterinburg For 2 years to study Piano Performance , Piano Teaching and Accompaniment.
I have received many awards for performance, at festivals and competitions for both myself and my students. This is link for My album for Advance Ballet Classes on YouTube : https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nxLStsp_wba9meN7JQt3-w2YMgW_Sd6K8
I have more then 20 years of experience teaching piano for all levels as well accompaniment for choirs and different instruments in Russia. Since I came to Canada I have worked as an accompanist at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for various levels of ballet classes. I have also played for the RWB Company. In addition, I have given piano lessons and performed at various venues.
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).
Nina 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.