“I do not want the lesson to be stressful for the student; I want them to have fun and enjoy themselves while learning. ”
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Music is very important to me as a human, and it is important for others to explore their talents and use them for personal benefit. I believe in creating a safe space for others where they can express themselves and be free to be who they were intended to be. When teaching, I intentionally ask how they are, which usually gets the lesson going. We then do warmups and work on their songs that need working on. If they are younger than 6, we tend to break up the lesson with movement and music and then piano for a wee bit. I do not want the lesson to be stressful for the student, and I want them to have fun and enjoy themselves while they are learning. Music is about being creative and having fun, but also something that can become therapeutic and an escape from the reality of the world for a bit. It has been something that I have always found joy in since I was a young being, and I hope the same can be said for others and those I teach.
Name: Rachel (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: Briercrest College and Seminary -Associate of Arts in Music Ambrose University: Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Majority of my credits on my Transcript are all music related and voice lessons were a big part of that. I have studied music since I was 6 years of age. Piano lessons where I took up to Grade 6 RCM and could not keep taking lessons as I could not afford it. I started taking voice lessons when I was 19, and have been singing for 18 years now. My voice teacher is trained in many facets and she was highly recommended at the time. I have lots of experience in technique for singing properly. I am classically trained I have had experience singing in choirs and doing musicals in college at Briercrest, as well as leading in church settings.
First Place Musical Theatre NATS Calgary Songfest March 2020 First Place Classical NATS Calgary Songfest March 2020
I have had experience working on stage and done a bit of musical theatre in the community when I lived in Caronport, Saskatchewan. For most of my life I was often taken to musicals, where my love for music and teaching came. I trained for piano at someone's house, but my piano came more from training myself at home. I have done a couple of festivals in the past. I did the Moose Jaw music festival and Songfest through NATS a couple of years ago.
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).
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.