“I have developed a broad repertoire for my classes that ranges from symphonic and chamber music to rock, salsa, and folk.”
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Being a musician and music teacher involves more than just teaching students how to play an instrument or read music. It also requires teaching music history, intonation, stage presence, and stress management. As we know, versatility is crucial for musicians, and therefore I have developed a broad repertoire for my classes that ranges from symphonic and chamber music to rock, salsa, and folk. While I provide my students with necessary symphonic training, I recognize that each student is unique, and to satisfy their diverse interests, we explore various musical genres. As a professional musician for 16 years and a music teacher for 17 years, I have learned and instructed my students. My communication and teaching skills have improved, and I plan my lessons with differentiated instruction to suit each student's distinct abilities and learning style. Since the age of 16, music has been my gateway to explore and experience the world. I want to share this passion with my students so they can experience the beauty of life through art and music.
Name: Rafael (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Bachelor’s degree in Music, Horn Specialization. Universidad Veracruzana (U.V.), 2009-2014.
- 1st Place “Show your talent-professional level,” Belleart Academy, Panamá, 2020. -1st Place Cum Laude “Best French horn Soloist,” 55th International youth symphony, Neerpelt, Belgium, 2007.
- Master Classes with Dr. Randal E. Faust, French horn Professor from Western Illinois University, Illi., 2013. - First horn-InternationalYouth Symphony, Sn Diego, Cal.,2012. - First horn-International Youth Symphony, Sn Diego, Cal., 2011. - First horn-International Youth Symphony, Sn Diego, Cal., 2010. - 4th Annual Summer Chamber Music Festival, Participant, Sn Diego, Cal, 2009. - "1° Fiesta internacional del Corno"-Participant, CENART, Mex., 2008.
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
Rafael is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Rafael 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.