“Combining classical and contemporary techniques is the best way to go through musical education.”
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Music skills are definetly integral to the education of any person. Combining classical and contemporary techniques is the best way to go through musical education.
Name: Santiago (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a degree in musical composition and vocal coaching from Javeriana University in Colombia, which included classes in performances environment and musical production. I studied voice technique privately from the age of 14 until the age of 22. My teacher was classically and contemporary trained so I have gotten the best of both sides. I have also experience composing and producing pop, latin jazz, salsa and classical music, being part of the recording process also. With more than 7 years of. live permorming. experience overseas, I have been part of the best latin jazz bands in Colombia, Cuba ans Miami.
I have won the national composition award in Colombia in 2018.
My training was primarily at the academies, studios and scenarios, and as such, functions at a deep and natural level within me. I have also worked extensively as a performing singer for live show bands. These experiences have enriched me both as composer and teacher, since teaching music to singers is not so different from teaching it to children!
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).
Santiago 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.