“I help my students understand that the arts can make their life much more precious.”
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I believe that every human being is unique in their own way and that music can help them express their feelings. Especially when they have a good connection with their music teacher, they can really learn to appreciate the beauty of the Arts and understand that the Arts can make their life much more precious.
Name: Renata (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have my Master's Degree in music performance for violin and piano pedagogy. I have played in many orchestras around the world including Europe, Israel and North America. I have played with Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Celebrity Symphony Orchestra, and much more in Ontario. I have been teaching for 23 years around the GTA.
When I was studying back home in Latvia (former Soviet Union), I won many competitions within my school (special music school) and with my University of Music (Conservatory of Music).
I have a lot of experience in preparing students for RCM exams, music competitions, festivals and performances. I adapt my teaching approach to every students' learning style. I always try to connect with the students at a personal level to get them more comfortable with their playing. Since I have played in many orchestras and ensembles throughout my music career, I am very knowledgeable of what is required in such settings.
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
Renata is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Renata 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.
Renata's Studio Location
Renata offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. After booking an interview the full address will be released to you if needed.