“Just as I invest thought into my own interests, I offer students multiple approaches to tackle challenges and foster their growth.”
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I strongly believe that teaching music goes beyond imparting musical skills; it can shape the whole person. Learning the cello or any instrument is an opportunity for students to develop problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, perseverance, and experience the joy of creating beautiful performances. Understanding each student as an individual is paramount to me, and I constantly strive to tailor my teaching to their unique needs and interests. Just as I invest thought into my own interests, I offer students multiple approaches to tackle challenges and foster their growth. My teaching is influenced by my Suzuki teacher training, and I often focus on the Suzuki repertoire. However, I love incorporating a variety of supplemental music as well. The Suzuki philosophy, with its emphasis on tone and character, deeply resonates with me. While Suzuki teaching may sometimes be perceived as rigid and "cookie-cutter," I approach it differently, infusing flexibility and creativity to ensure each student's journey is personal and fulfilling.
Name: Ryan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have achieved significant milestones in my music education, earning three degrees that have shaped my journey as a cellist and musician: - Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature from James Madison University - Master of Music in Cello Performance from Penn State University - Bachelor of Arts in Music from Susquehanna University My passion for the cello began at a young age, starting my learning journey at the age of 8. One year later, I began private lessons, which continued throughout my university years, laying a strong foundation for my musical growth. These experiences have cultivated my dedication to the art of cello playing and enriched my understanding of the world of music.
Concerto competition winner, Rocky Ridge Music Center, 2007 Penn State University Graduate Exhibition Performance, Third Place, 2007
Suzuki Teacher Training Units 1, 2, and 3 Suzuki Principles in Action Rocky Ridge Music Center Bay View Music 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).
Ryan's Studio Location
Ryan 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.