“My passion for music was born when understood that the language of music is universal and that music is essential for our emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. ”
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My passion for music was born when I understood that the language of music is universal and that music is essential for our emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Through music, we can connect emotions, feelings, and colours in our spiritual being. I am a believer that music is transversal and it will always leave us a story or a memory in our DNA. From the moment we are born and hear our first heartbeat, sound forms an integral part of our day-to-day lives. All of us are beings who consciously or unconsciously create rhythmic-melodic memories every single day. My mission as a teacher is to leave a legacy in each of my students and instill love and passion for music. I understand that each student learns differently and I am passionate about helping each student find their own unique way to make music. As someone who started learning music in my teenage years, I am certain that the key to learning is dedication, patience and practice.
Name: Santiago (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a Bachelor´s Degree in music education with a specialty in classical guitar and percussions from Universidad Nacional Andres Bello, Chile. I am a professional musician with a passion for performing Afro-Brazilian and Latin music.
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).
Lessons in your home
Santiago is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Santiago's Studio Location
Santiago 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.