“I believe in a teaching methodology that is tailored to each student. ”
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As a universal language music provides opportunities to communicate and share experiences across cultures and religions. Expanding and learning different styles and the history of music expands perspectives and contributes to the continued exploration of knowledge. Skills and habits learned during music lessons apply to several aspects of daily life and allow an individual to pursue a hobby or passion that they can share with anyone. I believe in a teaching methodology that is tailored to each student. When dealing with anxious or shy tendencies I have noticed many students become increasingly confident and open to sharing their music and ideas with others.
Name: Razvan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Hello! My name is Raz, and the guitar has been a part of my life for over 15 years. My passion for the guitar started with my kindergarten teacher, who sang and strummed chords when she taught our class. As a first-generation Canadian, my kindergarten teacher's lessons proved crucial in learning English as a third language. My fascination with the guitar grew from music's quality as a universal language. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Texas at Austin and Florida State University, respectively. I am currently pursuing a Doctor of Music in classical guitar performance at McGill University. My research focuses on discovering, cataloging, and performing classical guitar compositions by Canadian women. I have taken masterclasses from world-class classical guitarists including, Pepe Romero, Roland Dyens, David Russell, and Marcin Dylla. I have performed in Canada, the Southern United States, and Romania.
• McGill Graduate Excellence Scholarship (2020-2023) • Canada-Florida Linkage In-State Tuition Scholarship (2019-2020) • 8-Hour Tuition Waiver from Florida State University (2018-2020) • Semifinalist at The Florida State Classical Guitar Competition (2018, 2019) • Houston Classical Guitar Festival, 2nd place in the Collegiate Guitar Ensemble Division (2019) • Southern Guitar Festival, 1st place in the Collegiate Guitar Ensemble Division (2019) • First Place at British Columbia’s Provincial Music festival for Senior Classical Guitar (2014) and participated at the 2014 National Performing Arts Festival (2014) • Butler’s Excellence in Music Scholarship from UT Austin (2014-2018)
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
Razvan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Razvan 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.