Robin - BAH Teacher #3662

“ I love working with students who want to challenge themselves. I am eager to support you in your artistic journey!”
 - Robin


Our lessons together are all about you! My approach is flexible and centered on who you are and what you bring. Your goals are important to me, and my role is to help you become a better artist each time we interact. No genre, style, or language is out of bounds! I’m serious about technique. I constantly consult emerging research in arts education, science, and psychology in order to give you a dynamic experience in the studio. I draw on years of yoga practice and Alexander Technique study to encourage artists to find a balanced and energized body alignment, no matter what craft they are studying. I believe in the value of self-reflective practice, and together we investigate which techniques work for you and why. No matter what repertoire you choose to explore, I want to empower you to make decisions that result in efficient, consistent, healthy performing, now and in the future. Artistry is equally important. As a performer, your technique and artistry are intertwined. We find ways to strengthen your physical technique and your ability to express yourself. We play with storytelling, movement, and facial expression. Our creative actions in the studio aim to propel you into new dramatic discoveries, so that you can connect to your audience with vulnerability and authenticity. I have 17 years of experience working with students, professionals, and avocational performers from ages 2 to 90 to achieve their performance goals. I hold multiple degrees in music performance and music education, with specializations in voice, choral conducting, and adult learning environments. I am a member of professional organizations such as the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Chorus America and regularly publish and present at the regional, national, and international level. I love working with students who want to challenge themselves. I am eager to support you in your artistic journey!

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

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I am so grateful for the many teachers, conductors, composers, and coaches who have shaped my musical journey! My educational background is in voice performance, choral conducting, and music education: Columbia University - Doctor of Education in Music Education Columbia University - Master of Education in Music Education Indiana University - Master of Music in Choral Conducting Gordon College - Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance

Elin J. Stene Music Scholarship, Columbia University (2019) In Trust Resource Center Grant Recipient (2019) Warkentin Music Scholarship, Columbia University (2018) St. Macrina Award for Excellence in Teaching, St. Vladimir’s Seminary (2018) Florence K. Geffen Scholarship, Columbia University (2018) A. J. Gordon Scholarship (2002)

Choral and instrumental arrangement Choral and orchestral conducting technique Score study Instrumental/orchestral contracting Practical use of Finale music notation software Movement training (yoga, body mapping, Laban, Alexander Technique) Training in French, German, Italian, and Latin diction Stage direction / blocking / basic choreography Performance-level study on tenor saxophone and clarinet


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

Robin is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Robin 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.