SARAH - BAH Teacher #3213

“I aim to nurture and instill a love and appreciation of music to all my students.”


As a music teacher I aim to: - nurture and instill a love and appreciation of music to all my students. - make lessons as fun, tailored to the individual and enjoyable as possible! I craft lessons to student’s strengths and personal goals, whilst ensuring that they meet RCM or ABRSM attainment goals for their age (for children) and experience. I myself thrive on variety and can get bored easily (!) so I try to make lessons as varied as possible, using interactive games, videos, backing tracks and making sure that the turnaround on pieces isn’t too long, regularly checking in with students on their thoughts towards what they are working on. I understand that not every student has an ambition to become a professional musician, but I try to release their full musical potential and support and encourage them towards their goals, whatever they may be.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have loved music for as long as I can remember and began to learn the recorder aged 3. I played in various bands and orchestras with Leicestershire Arts in Education, often with leading positions throughout primary and secondary school where I gained grade VIII (ABRSM) in both the flute, under Russell Parry from whom I learned much about musical voice and expression and violin, under Stuart Johnson, who was rigorous about technique. Aged 16, I was accepted into Chetham’s School of Music for 2 years, with a principal study of composition under Dr. Jeremy Pike, secondary studies in flute, violin and piano, and was awarded my piano diploma with the London College of Music, under the direction of Russian pianist Hazel Fanning- giving me my direct teaching pedigree down to Mozart. I also joined the acclaimed Chetham's Chamber Choir under the baton of Dr. Martin Bussey. Following Chetham's, I was accepted unconditionally into the London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama to read composition under Professors Malcolm Singer and Richard Baker.

I was immersed in music from an early age, always singing, being sung to, or listening to and gaining an appreciation for classical music every day in the car on the way to school. My mother is a violin teacher, and father a talented guitarist and songwriter, so I was always recording, improvising, and making music at home, which only increased when I was lucky enough to win a karaoke machine which furthered my interest in music production. My mother was deliberate about getting me into schools with excellent music departments so I was able to take part in extra curricular music activities all the time, and had a great circle of musical friends. Since graduating, I have gained a wealth of experience in wide ranging areas of music: conducting choirs, leading bands, extensive music production, arranging, composing for film, transcription and vocal recording.


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.