“My ultimate goal is to sow and cultivate seeds of passion for music and piano playing that will grow and flourish in students of all ages.”
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I strongly believe in the transformative power of music, as it enriches the spirit and soul of individuals of all ages. As a piano teacher, my aim is to create a positive and fulfilling music learning journey for my students, where their unique talents and personalities are valued and celebrated. My teaching approach is holistic, encompassing both the technical and artistic elements of piano playing. Through my lessons, I nurture hand-eye coordination, concentration, musicianship, and ignite a deep passion for music in my students. My ultimate goal is to sow and cultivate seeds of passion for music and piano playing that will grow and flourish in students of all ages.
Name: Sandy (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Piano Pedagogy and a Master's degree in Music Education from UBC School of Music. During my undergraduate years at UBC, I had the privilege of studying under Dr. Henri-Paul Sicsic, a distinguished recipient of the Killam Teaching Prize. His teaching style and musical influences trace back to great composers and performers like Chopin, Fauré, Poulenc, and Ravel.
My journey with the piano began at the young age of 4, and at 12, I started private lessons with the esteemed Dr. Jelena Vladikovic, a renowned Kawai Artist and the first female to win the Washington Piano Artist Competition. Her guidance prepared me for my entrance audition at UBC School of Music. My musical training is diverse and robust, encompassing a wide range of styles, from classical to modern and popular music. This rich blend of influences has shaped my approach to teaching and performing, allowing me to offer a comprehensive musical experience to my students.
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).
Sandy 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.
Sandy 's Studio Location
Sandy 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.