Music is a fundamental part of the development of humanity and enters directly into our hearts, minds and bodies.”
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Music is a fundamental part of the development of humanity and enters directly into our hearts, minds and bodies. If you dedicate yourself to music, you will achieve a complete knowledge and language by knowing from the root the characteristics of the different musical styles. elements as important as the musical structure, interpretation, concept, articulations creating a complete musician and prepared to address different experiences in musical life. If you do not dedicate yourself to music but music is a fundamental part of your daily life, rest assured that playing a musical instrument like the guitar will give your musical life coordination, motivation, discipline, interaction, audacity, security and many other benefits that a art as music can give you. Enjoy the beautiful gift that music gives.
Name: Sergio (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a degree in Music from the Conservatory of Music of Tolima. I studied electric guitar with an emphasis on modern music at the Fernando Sor School of Music. National Learning Service Diploma in "Digital Audio Production". I am currently studying audio and video post production at the Trebas Institute Montreal. Additionally I play traditional and modern plucked strings such as bandola, tiple, banjo, electric bass and minor percussion instruments, music theory, composition, improvisation, pre-production and sound production. Director and creator of the Ibague blues festival. My teachers had classical, traditional and modern training, offering me the ability to know and interpret a wide variety of musical styles, languages and a wide world of sound and interpretive variety. This has allowed me to participate in different classical, modern and traditional music festivals. Experience as an educator in different universities and musical institutions such as the University of Ibagué, the Conservatory of Tolima, the Mayor's Office of Ortega Tolima, Corporación Ima, Plectro musical academy.
I grew up in an environment and in a musical city surrounded by the magic of traditional folk music and modern airs. My grandparents listened to traditional music with love and my parents to the strength and freedom of modern music. This environment made me interested in all musical styles, creating great interest in how these styles are part of society, culture, part of the ideological banners of young people and expression of peoples. This vision gave me the great curiosity to investigate, interpret and understand in depth the magic that music offers us, the genres and the instruments that we like so much, in this case the guitar. These facts were also a fundamental part of my interest in traditional instruments and acquiring skills such as their interpretation, giving me wonderful opportunities to meet, share and learn from a large number of festivals, musicians, teachers and life.
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
Sergio is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Sergio 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.
Sergio 's Studio Location
Sergio offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.