“I aspire for my students to also go beyond the facts and techniques and focus on their musicianship by acknowledging their expressions and giving life to their playing. ”
- Patricia Eunice
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As a Music educator, my role is to provide my students with knowledge and information in music. It is for them to appreciate while actively participating, listening, and engaging in making music. The accomplishments of my past and future students motivate me to keep going and pursue teaching Music. Having the knowledge and being able to understand technique will never be enough because I aspire for my students to also go beyond the facts and techniques and focus on their musicianship by acknowledging their expressions and giving life to their playing. Through music, these high-functioning students will have marketable skills: creativity, discipline, and flexibility, that will help enhance their musicianship inside and outside the school premises. I aim for my students to never be motivated by instant relevance and by ready-made concepts. May the students aim for divergent thinking and intensive engagement in studying and understanding music.
Name: Patricia Eunice (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended and finished my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Clarinet under the Conservatory of Music department at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. I started playing the clarinet when I was a 5th grader and eventually learned how to play the saxophone as well. My clarinet teacher holds a Masteral Degree from the Elisabeth University of Music in Hiroshima, Japan and he is also the current principal clarinetist of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
I have spent my childhood attending Summer Music Camps yearly, joining Marching and Community bands, and watching different band and orchestral concerts. I have also had the opportunity to perform outside the Philippines (ex. China, Singapore, USA, and Taiwan).
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).
Patricia Eunice 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.