“I know how scary it feels to start over or start something new. It's never too late to start, and I am excited to join you on this journey.”
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Music has been integral in my life in many ways, which is why I believe that music is important for everyone to participate as it contains many benefits beyond enjoyment. Music is for everyone of all ages and abilities and can be a great source of healing, and I take great pride in being able to show others how. Through the study of music, my students will learn more about the music they perform and enjoy, their bodies and unique voices, a new language (reading sheet music), and so much more that cannot be quantified. In each lesson, we will work towards your goals with music you want to sing while learning techniques and warm-ups that work for your unique instrument. Music education is for everyone which is why I accept adult students. As a mature student in an undergraduate program, I know how scary it feels to start over or start something new. It's never too late to start, and I am excited to join you on this journey.
Name: Rebecca (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently in my final year of the Bachelor of Music program from University of Western Ontario, with an honours specialization in voice performance. I studied piano privately from the age of six to about fourteen years of age and self taught myself voice before starting lessons at the age of eighteen. In college, I entered a rigorous performance program that offered me lots of opportunities to perform and develop my voice. I studied under a doctoral professor who studied under Lorna MacDonald at the University of Toronto for the latter half of the program. Additionally, I have performed in numerous choirs from the community level to the collegiate level. I had the wonderful opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY. Music is a huge part of my life. In addition to voice, I am self taught on a variety of instruments including guitar and ukulele.
As a kid, I started my journey with music in a children's music class. I then began taking piano lessons for years with the same teacher. I started singing in church as a kid and haven't stopped singing since. Over the years, I've built a full performance resume performing on stage in musical theatre and opera productions and have worked with a variety of directors and musicians. I also have had the wonderful opportunity to conduct a community choir in my hometown. These experiences have informed my practice as a performer and a teacher, since many in the choir have not had formal music training.
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
Rebecca is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Rebecca 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.