“I come prepared with patience, genuine passion for my work, and the determination to go that extra mile.”
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My effectiveness as a teacher is rooted in my ability to connect with my students on a personal level and understand their needs. My role as an educator is to identify the route that will enable me to nurture and develop their unique gifts and talents. I come prepared with patience, genuine passion for my work, and the determination to go that extra mile, often making a significant impact on each student's experience.
Name: Pedro (Full name will be provided upon registration)
- Graduated from the National School of Music in Havana, Cuba in 1991 with a degree in teaching and performing piano - Completed a four-year bachelor's degree following 7 years of schooling at the vocational school of music in Santa Clara, Cuba - Studied classical voice for three years at the Victoria Academy of Music in London, Ontario with Roland Fix - Took classical pipe organ lessons for 4 years with Paul Merritt, a professor at Western University of Ontario
Awarded with Above and Beyond Teachers award in 2021. A recognition given by my employer Synergy Performing Arts Academy.
- 30 years of teaching experience, catering to students of various ages and skill levels - Proficient in teaching handicapped and special needs students, including those with ADHD - 20 years of experience as a music director and in music ministry, serving in the United Church of Canada and Anglican Church - Currently serving as the music director at St. Margaret Anglican Church in New Toronto since 2018
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).
Pedro 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.
Pedro 's Studio Location
Pedro offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.