“All students will have my undivided attention and respect for the duration of all lessons.”
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Music has always been an integral part of my life, and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to study music. As I have been fortunate enough to study with incredible teachers, I want to pass on my knowledge to others. I make certain that all lessons will be conducted in a positive, encouraging environment, and that all students will have my undivided attention and respect for the duration of all lessons.
Name: Sarah (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am a current student at the University of Toronto where I will be graduating in 2024 with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance. I began playing the trumpet at the age of 12, where I was initially classically trained and then began playing jazz a few years later. I have studied under numerous internationally acclaimed musicians, in addition to my experience in the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, the National Youth Band of Canada, the BC Music Educators Association Honour Jazz Band, the Sean Jones Cornerstone Jazz Orchestra, and as prinicpal trumpet in the Okanagan Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition, I have completed levels 3, 5, and 6 of the Royal Conservatory classical trumpet exams, and have recieved the Royal Conservatory of Music Gold Medal of Excellence.
- M.E. Rudzik Jazz Scholarship (2022) - Dillon Thomas Budd Memorial Music and Academic Award (2020) - University of Toronto President's Scholar of Excellence Award (2020) - Imant Ramnish Music Bursary (2020) - Teen Honour in the Arts: Kelowna Civic Awards (2019) - Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society Sponsorship (2019, 2020, 2021) - Vernon Jazz Society Bursary (2019) - Royal Conservatory of Music Gold Medal of Excellence (2018, 2019) - BC Interior Jazz Festival Outstanding Performer Award (2017, 2018) - Kiwanis Music Festival Top Performer Award (2017)
I grew up studying with a number of outstanding trumpet players. These teachers are the reason that I am the musician that I am today. Some of these teachers include Fred Gass and Marshall Rasmussen of Kelowna, Audrey Patterson of Vancouver, and Tara Kannangara, Jim Lewis, and Jason Logue of Toronto. In addition, I have had the honour of performing at the Kensington Market Jazz Festival in Toronto, ON, been a guest artist at the Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival in Penticton, BC, and as a guest soloist with the Okanagan Irish Society.
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.