“My ultimate goal is to give everything I know to my students, to make them better musicians and happier human beings.”
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Teaching is pure love to me. I started my path in music dreaming of becoming a concert pianist, then I met my first piano students. It has been love at first sight. Seeing the progress my students make is my greatest reward. My experience in Montreal has deepened my knowledge of gesture, which I consider the most important aspect of piano playing, since it connects the score with the body. Developing a good gesture leads to the obtention of a good sound and the correct shaping of phrases. I also think that music is a discipline that requires great focus, so I usually integrate breathing exercises (that come from my passion for yoga) in my lessons. My ultimate goal is to give everything I know to my students, in order to make them better musicians and happier human beings.
Name: Pietro (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I obtained my Bachelor of Music degrees in Piano and Organ, my Master of Music degree in Piano and a National Certificate in Music Education, always with top marks, from Turin Conservatory, Italy. I recently obtained an Advanced Diploma in Piano from Université de Montréal, Canada, where I am currently attending a Doctor of Music degree under the tutelage of renowned pedagogue Jimmy Brière. I have been awarded prizes in various international piano competitions in Italy and the United States. I have been active as a pedagogue for 8 years now, both at university and as a private instructor.
II prize in the Calabria International Piano Competition - Italy, 2023; II prize in the Orbetello International Piano Competition - Italy, 2023; III prize in the WPTA International Piano Competition - Finland, 2023; I prize in the Albenga International Piano Competition - Italy, 2022; Honorable Mention in the Radda Rise International Piano Competition - United States, 2022; Honorable Mention in the American Virtuoso International Piano Competition - United States, 2022; III prize in the Castiglione Falletto International Piano Competition - Italy, 2021
I started my education with Suzuki method. As a young kid, I used to spend my afternoons learning music and watching other students learn music. This passion has always driven me to pursue my interest and deepen my knowledge and competence in this field. Over the years I have won competitions and played in festival at regional and national levels in my home country, Italy, but my love for teaching has never faded. I deeply love passing on my experience to my students, whom I consider the primary source of my fulfillment.
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
Pietro is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Pietro 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.