“We’re all born with an innate love of music.”
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Music has been always been a big part of my life. I would sing karaoke with my parents as a child, and now I play in bands and write my own songs. I believe we’re all born with an innate love of music. Formal training only helps us to develop a deeper appreciation for it, as well as an understanding of ourselves and our personal tastes. Music also grows with us— I started out classically trained, and then branched out into genres like jazz. No matter what phase of life I’m in, I can always come back to music. At their core, music lessons are about having fun, and shouldn’t cause any stress or anxiety. Having once went through lessons myself, I understand all the undesired feelings that can come with trying something new, and aim to create as comfortable an environment as possible. Many of my students are young children, but I also teach adults and seniors. I still connect with my former piano teacher, and aim to build the same relationship with everyone I teach, so we connect not only as student and teacher, but also as friends.
Name: Sarah (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently a first year student at UBC, working towards a BA anthropology and minor in music. I studied piano from the age of four until thirteen, and was classically trained through the RCM system. In that time frame, I completed RCM Level 10, Advanced Rudiments and Harmony.
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
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.