“My goal as a violin teacher, is to help my students discover and improve their talents.”
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Music has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. I grew up in a musical family and was gifted in music from an early age. I started my journey when I touched the piano keys, then I something strange touched my soul, then I realized that music ran through my blood and I decided to pursue an education in music. My goal as a violin teacher, is to help my students discover and improve their talents. I want to help make them feel free when they play their notes and feel the melody inside their bodies, I don’t want to make them feel pressure. I love to make them happy, enjoying the melody, and then, make them proud of their achievements.
Name: Rita (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an honors BA in Music Education form Albaath Universtiy, and I have performing license degree in Music- primary specialty Violin from the Higher institute of music- Damascus. I have been chosen to play in the national symphony orchestra, the Arabic national symphony orchestra, Elias Al Rahbani group, and the choir of the higher institute. My teachers violin teacher studied Music Educations and performing in Russia, Armenia, Italy and France. I participate in many special occasion, such as Mozart’s Marriage De Figaro, Mozart’s Requiem, Oliver Tweest Musical, Carmina Burana, “Yes Academy” Festival in Lebanon, Apple Hill seminar in USA, and I performed under the baton of famous conductors such as Nouri Rhbani, Julius Kalmar, Missak Baghboudarian, Shereen Abo Khader, and Steve Griffiths amongst others. I had a special appearance with the legendry Lebanese composer Elias AlRahbani in Dubai Mall and in Jonieh festival, Lebanon. I performed in Morocco in Mohammad ALKHAMES Festival and performed in Arabic Songs Festival at Damascus Opera House and performed with Nahel Halabi in Al Hosen Castle Festival.
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
Rita is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Rita 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.