“Learning piano with me will equip you with all the skills you need to achieve your musical goals. ”
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Learning piano with me will equip you with all the skills you need to achieve your musical goals. Here's how: Structured Lessons from Day 1: I'll start by understanding your goals, whether it's achieving RCM Grades, playing modern songs, or mastering sight-reading. From there, we'll set achievable targets tailored to your aspirations. Engaging, Challenging, and Fun Lessons: Your musical preferences will be at the heart of our lessons. Whether you're into classical or modern music, we'll incorporate what you love to make each session engaging and enjoyable. Focus on Fundamentals: Music theory, timing, listening, and especially reading music are essential for long-term success at the piano. If these are your goals, we'll concentrate on these areas right from the start, providing you with the tools you need to play anything you desire. I offer instruction in RCM Grades, performance music, modern songs, film scores, and sight-reading. Lessons can be conducted either online or in-person in Downtown/Midtown Toronto, with session lengths ranging from 30 minutes to an hour.
Name: Philip (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Classically Trained Pianist with 20 Years Experience - Teaching Practical RCM Grades, Modern Music, Film Scores & Theory from home Philip is a classically trained Pianist with over 20 years musical experience. He has achieved Honours or above in all RCM Grades and also holds an Associate Diploma in Piano Teaching from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. This is equivalent to an ARCT Teaching Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada. Philip loves both Classical music and Modern music. He is comfortable teaching Mozart or Hans Zimmer, Beethoven or John Williams - Music from Indiana Jones, Frozen, Interstellar or a Classical piece from Chopin. Philip is really friendly and personable, a great communicator and teaches with passion and enthusiasm to ensure the best outcomes for his students. He would love to translate his own passion for music to success for all his students, no matter what age or level they have.
RCM Diploma in Piano Teaching
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).
Lessons in your home
Philip is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Philip 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.
Philip's Studio Location
Philip 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.