“By instilling a love for music and cultivating their skills, I hope to empower my students to find their own joy in music and become ambassadors of musical happiness in their communities.”
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My teaching philosophy revolves around two essential elements: fostering a sense of joy in music and empowering students to share that joy with others. To make music lessons enjoyable, I adopt a hands-on approach and incorporate game-based learning. I aim to create a nurturing and exciting environment where students can explore and discover the wonders of music. Encouraging students to share their musical talents with the world is equally vital. I motivate them to participate in recitals and local Festivals, providing opportunities for them to showcase their progress and gain confidence in their abilities. Additionally, I implement a points-prize system, where students earn rewards for performing, demonstrating music vocabulary knowledge, and practicing diligently. My ultimate aspiration is to be a source of inspiration for my students, just as my teachers have been for me. By instilling a love for music and cultivating their skills, I hope to empower my students to find their own joy in music and become ambassadors of musical happiness in their communities.
Name: Sarah (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I achieved my ARCT in Piano (First Class Honours) and Theory (First Class Honours with Distinction) from the Royal Conservatory of Music. I was fortunate to study under private teachers who had a strong classical background. Each of these teachers brought their unique strengths and deep passion for music to my education, providing me with a well-rounded musical experience.
ARMTA Award for Highest Mark in Royal Conservatory of Music - Harmony, Intermediate 2016: ARMTA Award for Highest Mark in Royal Conservatory of Music Harmony & Counterpoint - ARCT, 2020: APTA 2021 Michele Tamtom Advanced Theory Scholarship
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).
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.