Sarah - BAH Teacher #4112

“Sarah brings a diverse and rich background to her music teaching, offering lessons in clarinet, composition, flute, piano, recorder, and saxophone from the age of 7 to adults. Educated with a Bachelor of Music, Honours Composition degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, where her major instrument was the saxophone, she also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE, University of Toronto, and a Master of Music degree from Western University. Sarah believes in adapting her teaching approach to meet each student's needs, providing a balance between challenge and enjoyment in the learning process. She offers in-home, in-studio, and online lessons, primarily serving the Pembroke area.”
 - Sarah


Music is my life and I see it as central to who a person is and how they develop. Changing your musical skills changes who you are and how you see the world. I honestly don't see anything as more important! I believe in meeting students where they are and bringing their skills forward at a pace that is right for them. The lessons, and the work they do at home, must be challenging enough to be enjoyable and to provide a feeling of mastery, without undue frustration. I see myself as a coach to their overall musical development.

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

Age: 50's

Gender: female

I have a Bachelor of Music, Honours Composition degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, where my major instrument was the saxophone, and a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE, University of Toronto, where I qualified in Intermediate/Senior Instrumental Music and English. Additionally, I have a Master of Music degree from Western University in the area of Music Education.

20 year teaching career with the Waterloo Region District School Board, music specialist Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre member of the Canadian League of Composers member of the Association of Canadian Women Composers Music Director of the Petawawa Legion Band member of the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra former musician in the Wellington Wind Symphony, Band of the Ceremonial Guard, Festival City Big Band, Royal City Big Band, Cambridge Concert Band and 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).

Lessons in your home

Sarah is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Sarah 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.

Sarah's Studio Location

Sarah 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.