“My ultimate goal is to introduce my students to the lifelong journey of music and nurture their passion for it.”
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My ultimate goal as a music teacher is to introduce my students to the lifelong journey of music and nurture their passion for it. To achieve this, I emphasize not only the development of musicality but also the mastery of piano technique. I believe that quality performances are crucial, as they not only deepen their appreciation for music but also boost their self-confidence. In my teaching, I take a holistic approach to technique, focusing on finger independence while also incorporating the use of wrists, arms, shoulders, torso, and even legs to create a wide range of expressive sounds. From the softest, gentle notes to powerful, resonant chords that can make you jump, my students learn to explore the full potential of the piano. Equally important is the emphasis on musicality. Every note is played with intention, understanding how to control dynamics, articulation, and phrasing to create a captivating performance. A solid foundation in basic music theory ties it all together. I welcome students with various aspirations, whether they aim for exams, competitions, or simply want to enjoy playing the piano for their own pleasure. Regardless of their path, I strive to instill in them a love for the instrument and the understanding that the piano can be a fulfilling lifelong pursuit.
Name: Paul (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Studied piano since I was 9 years old.
Numerous Gold and First Place awards from the BCRMTA piano competition
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).
Paul 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.