Samanta - BAH Teacher #4083

“Samanta is a versatile and dedicated voice teacher offering lessons in English and Spanish, available both online and in her studio in North Bay, Ontario. With an honors BA in Music Education, extensive experience as a touring and recording artist, and a diploma in Early Childhood Education, Samanta brings a rich background to her teaching. She specializes in voice, composition, dictation, ear training, music appreciation, history, theory, Orff, solfege, and Suzuki. Samanta believes in making music enjoyable and uses creative methods to inspire students. Her teaching philosophy centers on discovering the unique sound within each student and fostering a deep connection with music.”
 - Samanta


I believe that music is a joy to the soul, music inspires, comforts and develop different abilities that you never imagine, music is everywhere and connects you with your surroundings in a meaningful way; starting with your body. My lessons focus on finding that core sound that is inside all of us as human beings we have the ability to communicate either with conversations or sounds; the whole human body vibrates and that is why I believe all of us have a voice inside waiting to be discovered. Music should be fun and enjoyable; I focus on creativity, using games, engaging activities and exercises that foster learning. I like to see music as a symphony of possibilities.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have an honours BA in music education from University of Cuenca, Ecuador, the program included different music pedagogies and styles, performances classes in opera singing, jazz and classic techniques, music theory and dictation as well as a wide understanding of music appreciation and music history. I studied voice privately from the age of 10 and worked composing original music for more than a decade. My teachers were classically trained; my voice teacher had a wide experience in music performance as well as my vocal couch who was a stage musician for PINK (famous pop singer)and participated in many famous music contests like X- factor and music shows; Jimmy Kimmel. I trained vocally with a classical Armenian teacher for several years, in addition to my experience in the National Conservatory in Ecuador with German teachers as well as the Jazz Conservatory Franz Liszt in Quito Ecuador. I was part of the Indianapolis Public Schools choir and awarded as first place at the national competition in Indianapolis USA. In Canada I pursued a diploma in Early Childhood Education acquiring wide knowledge in Child development; using different elements outlined in the Ontario Education Curriculum; How does learning happen and Elect document. I a member in good standing of the College of ECE'S in Ontario. I am a touring and recording artist with more than a decade teaching to students of different backgrounds, ages and preferences.

• Awarded " Indiana district public schools" in 2000. • Awarded "Demos Live " in 2010. • Awarded "UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION" in 2017.

I was always surrounded by music; my grandmother was a big lover of classical masterpieces; I loved to visit her and read books while we listened to Tchaikovsky. When I was a child I organized small performances for my family where I used to create choreographies accompanying them with singing. I have also work extensively as a performing artists, composing, recording my original music. These experiences have build me both as a composer and teacher.



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

Samanta 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.

Samanta's Studio Location

Samanta 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.