“I want my students to enjoy music and that means listening to what they want, whether it's letting them pick their piece or moving on from a certain technique that they've just had enough of!”
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My life has been consumed by music since I was a young child, and I believe that it has shaped me and helped me grow as a person. For me, learning music is about so much more than just the music. Of course, we still need to learn the fundamentals of music, but we can expand our knowledge beyond just these fundamentals. I believe that music helps us to understand everyday life, it helps us interpret our emotions, and it also helps us interact with people in our life. I strongly believe in a music education that teaches the fundamentals of music, the notes and rhythms, but also the emotional and personal aspects of music. I do not believe that music should cause stress and that is why my teaching style focuses on the ability and desires of my student. I want my students to enjoy music and that means listening to what they want, whether it's letting them pick their piece or moving on from a certain technique that they've just had enough of!
Name: Seanachie (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I studied violin and piano privately from the age of six until the age of twelve. I went on to study voice privately from the age of 12 until the age of 18. I studied viola privately from the age of 12 and went on to complete my Bachelors of Music in viola performance. Throughout my high school and university years I studied music theory and music history. All of my training has been within the classical realm but I am also comfortable with other genres of music.
Throughout highschool, I won awards in the local and provincial music festivals including first place in several provincial classes. I also won entrance and merit scholarships in university.
I have had private studies in many different instruments for 16 years. Along with that, I have played in orchestras, chamber groups, and performed solo. I also attended music festivals every summer during my time in high school and university. I also took RCM examinations in music theory and history. I have also been apart of music outside the classical, private realm such as musical theatre productions and choir.
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).
Seanachie 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.