Rachel - BAH Teacher #4085

“Rachel is a dedicated music teacher offering piano, singer-songwriter, and voice lessons from age 5 to adults, either online, in her studio in Montreal, or in your home. With over 20 years of experience, she is well-versed in both classical and modern music. Rachel particularly excels with students needing an alternative approach, focusing on playing by ear, improvisation, and fostering a love for music beyond traditional sheet music learning. Whether you're a beginner or looking to hone your skills, Rachel's personalized approach ensures that every lesson is tailored to your musical journey.”
 - Rachel

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I have a strong background in classical music and music theory, however I consider my professional experience as a working musician to be just as valuable. As such I teach with or without sheet music. I believe playing by ear and improvisation to be just as valuable as conventional sheet-music teaching, and very much cater to each student's unique learning style and areas of interest. I am especially experienced working with gifted "rebel" students -- those who feel discouraged by conventional music lessons and need a different approach to practise and motivation.

Name: Rachel (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have privately studied piano and voice, classical and modern, for over 20 years. I finished my grade 9 RCM, placed in Kiwanis competitions, and scored lead roles in university musicals, before becoming a professional pop piano-singer and singer-songwriter, and touring Canada and the US to play at all kinds of venues and musical festivals, for 9 years,

English

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

Rachel is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Rachel 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.

Rachel's Studio Location

Rachel offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.

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