“ I bring a comfortable, creative space for students of any age to experience that; my goal is always to help my student love music as much as I do!”
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Music is joy. Even when we are expressing different emotions, the one that our bodies and brains always come back to is joy, and that's central to me as a teacher. I bring a comfortable, creative space for students of any age to experience that; my goal is always to help my student love music as much as I do! I believe in collaboration and communication between teacher and student. Even if something sounds wonderful to me, if you feel that you're not giving your best performance, then it falls to me to help you hone your ability to make it your best performance! The various skills that I have developed over the years need to be applied safely and only when the technique can support it, so I always make sure that we are working towards goals that the student is excited about. My studio is a place of supportive warmth, while remaining full of genuine learning.
Name: Rylee (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Hello! I'm Dylan, and I am a professional voice teacher who specializes in musical theatre. I began in music at the age of 5, when I started taking piano lessons, and began my voice education shortly after. Currently, I work on a number of casting boards for various musical theatre companies around Greater Vancouver. I have trained with many professionals, particularly in the classical and musical theatre genres. My first foray into teaching voice was at the age of 16, when I accidentally started working on a production of the opera Carmen (it's a long story!) and fell in love with helping people with their voice. For the past 8 years, I have been applying the skill and knowledge that I have gained in previous voice lessons to working actors in musical theatre, giving me an incredible understanding of vocal safety and health. I have been given the chance to learn and teach various styles because of this, ranging from classical to jazz to pop, and have truly fallen in love with bringing my knowledge to others.
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).
Rylee 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.
Rylee's Studio Location
Rylee offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.