Roberta - BAH Teacher #3655

About Roberta
Roberta is a dedicated violin teacher offering online lessons to students of all ages, drawing from her rich educational background including a Bachelor's and Master's degree in violin performance from the University of Southern California. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in building a classical foundation, enabling students to explore various musical genres. Fluent in English, Roberta's accolades include prestigious awards like the National Youth Orchestra of Canada Award of Excellence. She specializes in RCM, and Suzuki methods, and prepares students for auditions and examinations. Book an interview with Roberta for comprehensive and enriching online violin lessons.

Currently Not Available for Registration

Presently this teacher is full or they are unavailable due to a personal or professional commitment. Teachers that have been part of a promotional campaign can fill up quickly.

I believe in the popular belief that music enriches lives and helps to give students a well-rounded background. Learning an instrument encourages creativity, discipline, dedication, concentration, and most importantly fun! I work together with the student (and their parents, if applicable) to achieve their personal goals. I have prepared students successfully for RCM exams and youth orchestra auditions, and I have also helped students prepare pop songs for their school talent shows. I tailor my teaching style and curriculum to each individual student. In most cases, I like to teach my students a classical technical foundation. Even if you're interested in playing fiddle or pop music, a classical foundation will give you the skills to play whatever you want! I place a lot of emphasis on reading music as well for the same reasons. My aim is to teach my students to be independent so that they can enjoy violin to the fullest.

Name: Roberta (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 27

Gender: female

I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in violin performance from the University of Southern California. I studied with the concertmaster and associate concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and have extensive background in studying and performing classical music. I have performed in Canada, USA, France, and Japan.

- National Youth Orchestra of Canada Award of Excellence - University of Southern California Orchestra Award - University of Southern California Chamber Orchestra Ensemble Award - University of Southern California Performance Science Award - The Christine Marie Ofiesh Honors Quartet Competition

I started playing violin when I was three years old, and music has been a huge part of my life ever since. I have experience performing in both formal and informal settings, and while my background is in classical music, I am equally comfortable playing and teaching a wide range of musical styles. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and hope to continue sharing a love of music with all my students!

English

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).

Online lessons

Roberta 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.

Currently Not Available for Registration

Presently this teacher is full or they are unavailable due to a personal or professional commitment. Teachers that have been part of a promotional campaign can fill up quickly.