“My goal as a music educator is to provide all students with the opportunity to experience music their own way.”
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Music is my greatest passion in life. It is a universal means of communication, a creative outlet, and a medium of emotional expression. Every individual can experience in differently and should be given the opportunity to do so. My goal as a music educator is to provide all students with the opportunity to experience music their own way. Teaching music involves the complex balance of content instruction, discipline and enjoyment. Students must learn the technical aspects of music in order to advance in their music education, but they must also enjoy the learning process. When students are engaged in the content, they make connections more easily and more likely to retain the detailed knowledge gained along with the overall positive feelings toward the subject. I hope to present musical content to students in ways that engage them as individual learners with varied interests, experiences, and backgrounds. It is extremely important to create an open, safe environment for students so they feel comfortable expressing themselves in the classroom through the musical opportunities provided. While connecting to students and building professional relationships with them comes naturally, I hope to improve my own instructional differentiation through close attention to the interests and backgrounds of my students. I will continually strive to improve my own teaching for the sake of my students through frequent participation in professional development opportunities. My involvement with various organizations and personal reflection will serve as guides and reminders that there is always something to learn. Students will recognize and respect my efforts to be the best musician I can be for their sake. Through mutual respect and collaboration, my students and I will work together in the lesson as a team. Through this nurturing environment I hope to develop well-rounded musicians with a life long appreciation for music. Whether or not students become famous opera stars or concert violinists does not interest me as much as their ability and willingness to sing a lullaby to their future children.
Name: Oriana (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: - Niagara University - Master of Science in Education -Niagara University - Bachelor of Professional Studies, College Education, Ontario. -I am an Ontario Certified Teacher - I have a Grade 8 Classical Piano Diploma (Royal Conservatory of Music) -I have Grade 2 Rudiments from the RCM
I graduated with Honors and Distinction in my Master of Science in Education.
I spent my childhood watching my mother teach piano in the living room. She is an impeccable teacher with over 45 years of experience as a professional piano teacher. She is an affiliate RCM theory and piano examiner, and a dedicated educator. My musical training was primarily at home, therefore, music resonates with me from childhood. I have also worked as a music teacher to elementary school students for summer camps in the Dominican Republic, for six years, which has enriched my equitable and and inclusive teaching practices.
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).
Oriana's Studio Location
Oriana 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.