Olena - BAH Teacher #3800

β€œIt is essential to motivate students for an efficient home practice, but it is also great to give them freedom to choose a place for music in their life.”
 - Olena

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My first teaching job was during my student years at Tchaikovsky Music Academy. While actively involved in performing, I also worked as a part-time violin teacher at a government music school in Kyiv. Teaching young violin beginners, particularly students aged 5 to 7, was a formative experience for me. After graduation, I received an offer to join a music institute in Abu Dhabi, and I decided to travel to the United Arab Emirates. Working with students of varying ages, from different countries and cultural backgrounds, I found myself constantly exploring and learning from them. In my own perspective, being a musician means leading an active lifestyle rooted in creativity, inspiration, and patience. As a music educator, my professional motto encompasses the following principles: Adaptability: I believe in the importance of being flexible according to each student's personality, study goals, and level of natural musical talent. Creativity: I always strive to be creative and find ways to maintain students' interest throughout the learning process. Balancing Joy and Science: Music is both a source of joy and a field of study. It's crucial to motivate students for efficient home practice while also allowing them the freedom to integrate music into their lives in a way that suits them. Continuous Self-Improvement: I aim to grow as a musician, artist, teacher, and human being. Being an inspiration and setting an example for my students is important to me.

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

Age: 29

Gender: female

I began playing the violin and piano at the age of six and completed my basic music education at the specialized secondary music school in my native Ukraine - Kyiv Lysenko State Music Lyceum. After graduation, I continued my education at R. Glier Kyiv Municipal Academy of Music in the Faculty of Orchestra String Instruments (Violin) and at P.I. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine in the Faculty of Music History and Theory (Music Culturology). I graduated with honors BA in both.

I am building my own relationship with music and arts so my main motto as a musician and artist is based on: unlimited freedom in expressing inner creativity; essential continuity of learning process and discovering – world is changing, so does music and art. Since I was a child I loved creating, so apart from teaching and performing I am composing, improvising and recording.

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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).

Lessons in your home

Olena is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Olena 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.

Olena's Studio Location

Olena 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.

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