“I strive to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where students feel supported, challenged, and free to express themselves.”
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As a music teacher, my foremost goal is to instill a lifelong love and appreciation for music in my students while nurturing their creativity within a professional environment. I believe that music possesses a unique power to inspire, uplift, and transform lives, and it is my privilege to guide and empower students on their musical journey. With a student-centred approach and a passion for music education, I strive to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where students feel supported, challenged, and free to express themselves.
Name: Olivia (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am enrolled in my fourth year at Western University to obtain my bachelor of music specializing in vocal performance. Growing up, I studied piano, voice and musical theatre and continue to today. I took part in community choirs such as Young Singers, where I had the opportunity to travel and perform in Countries such as Ireland, high school and university choirs. I graduated from O'Neill CVI in Oshawa and attended their performing arts program. There I had the opportunity to perform in a mass choir at Carnegie Hall in New York with world-renowned composer Eric Whitacre. I continue my training today at Western University, studying classical/operatic music and continuing to expand my musical knowledge.
- RCM First Class Honours - Grade 2 &3 Piano, Grade 6 &8 Voice - Anna Lynn Murphy Legacy Award (Music leadership award) - Various top-scoring local music festival awards
I have studied music for over ten years, working with wonderful teachers who continuously instill my love for music. I have participated in local music festivals, performing in churches and travelling internationally to perform. Each opportunity increases my love, respect and gratitude for music. I am knowledgeable in the international phonetic alphabet (IPA) and have developed the ability to sing in multiple languages, including French, Italian and German.
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).
Olivia 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.