Rachel - BAH Teacher #3208

“I believe music lessons should be fun but also possess elements of academics and structure.”
 - Rachel


My teaching style is based on the technique one learns from studying classical rudiments as well as chord structures found in jazz related music theory. I have always incorporated these things in my lessons, just as my teachers did for me. However i follow the pace of my student and introduce information based on the needs and pace of the student. I believe music lessons should be fun but also possess elements of academics and structure. I listen to what it is that they want to do and how they can develop as a musician.

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

Age: 28

Gender: female

I graduated from York University here in Toronto in 2017. While at York, i studied classical and jazz piano performance. Along side vocal and guitar. I have been teaching since i was in high school and knew teaching was something i would be doing through out the rest of my musical journey. I was open to taking classes in other areas to grow in these areas as well. I specialize however in Piano and teach only this at this current moment. Music Theory , basic intermediate and advanced are also subjects I incorporate into my piano lessons no matter the level of the student. Music is like a language and i believe it is important to learn tp "speak", "write" and "read" music

Royal Conservatory Method Certificate (Certified Music Teacher) BFA Hons Degree (York University) Music Image icon York University Music Degree Image icon background check Image icon back ground check


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.