“Ensuring that music education remains accessible and enjoyable for my students.”
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I am continuously learning and staying up-to-date with the latest pop hits and timeless classics to cater to my students' musical interests. I have also expanded my teaching to include instruments like ukulele and mandolin, making the learning process enjoyable and fun for my students. In these times of COVID-19, I have adapted to teaching online, ensuring that music education remains accessible and enjoyable for my students. I have even organized summer camps for young children, creating an environment where they can make music and have a blast while learning. I take immense pride in my students' achievements, with some successfully passing RCM exams and others receiving invitations to perform in provincial music festivals. Their growth and success bring me profound joy, inspiring me to continue my journey as a dedicated educator and a passionate musician.
Name: Rod (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am honored to have had the opportunity to study under the guidance of exceptional mentors such as Glen Wiener, Harold Micay, and Paul Hammer. Their expertise and insights have undoubtedly played a crucial role in shaping my musical journey. Furthermore, I have had the privilege of participating in master classes with esteemed musicians like Norbert Kraft, Ray Staley, Wilson, and MaCallister, among others. These experiences have been invaluable in honing my skills and broadening my musical horizons. My dedication to music is reflected in my accomplishments, including achieving grade X RCM practical guitar. Although I didn't complete the theory requirements for the full RCM grade X, I did successfully complete grade IX organ with theory, further enriching my musical knowledge.
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).
Rod 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.
Rod's Studio Location
Rod offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.