“The skills I teach are part of a rounded musical education that will help you or your child to play and have fun with the wonderful world of sound.”
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From the first moment we bang our fists on the table or mumble our first sounds, we are all musicians! Teaching is a way to free the music that's already inside. Like learning to read and write, playing music is another form of communication, another way to tell our friends and family how we feel or what we need. Singing is a particularly delicate instrument. From a young age, society tells us that having a 'good voice' is a gift. I believe that learning to sing is like learning to do anything else, with the correct technique and lots of practice, the voice inside you will ring for everyone to hear. Teaching is sacred and is a huge responsibility. I remember how nervous I was taking lessons for the first time. The teachers that helped me grow were the ones that allowed me to fly and fail and learn from my mistakes. Instilling confidence in my students is my top priority. If we enjoy what we're doing and have confidence in our abilities, it is incredible what we can achieve. I tailor my classes to each individual. Everybody learns at different speeds and in different ways. Some students will learn to sight-read very quickly while others will develop a strong ability to play and sing by ear. All of these skills are part of a rounded musical education that will help you or your child to play and have fun with the wonderful world of sound.
Name: Seana (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an honours BA in Theatre/Music from Trinity College, Dublin, which included performance classes in voice (musical theatre) and choral singing. I studied both Piano and Singing at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and received my diploma for both from the same institution. My piano teacher was the conductor of the RTE concert band (the national television broadcast). He taught me music theory and music appreciation as well. My singing teacher was classically trained but also taught me jazz, musical theatre and popular singing.
My experience has led me to teach music and drama to students of all ages in big groups and private lessons. When I'm not teaching, I am often playing music with a band or performing in musicals. I really love to give back to my community and teaching allows me to do that.
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
Seana is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Seana 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.
Seana's Studio Location
Seana 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.