“My goal as a teacher has always been to open up that connection with music in a way that is fun and exciting. ”
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Music as always been a huge part of my life. My father was a musician and performer all his life, and my Grandparents who raised me have always been musical as well, with both of them playing instruments and singing, playing in a country band as well as just jamming with friends. It was never just something in the background, it's always been part of our lifestyle. It was a way to express ourselves, connect with our community. I've always believed that music was something that everyone should have some kind of connection with. My goal as a teacher has always been to open up that connection with music in a way that is fun and exciting. I think learning should be something a student enjoys doing, and always strive to keep my lessons low stress and focused on what the student wants to learn, making it as good an experience as I can.
Name: Serenity (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have been playing the violin for around 16 years, starting at age 10, and have taken lessons from a variety of teachers throughout Calgary. I have been trained in a balance of both classical and fiddle styles and have experience in several fiddle styles from Celtic to Bluegrass and more. I also spent 4 years studying at the University of Lethbridge under a violin studio professor and several other skilled musicians.
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
Serenity is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Serenity 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.