“Shanny, a vibrant piano teacher, offers lessons online, in her studio in Vancouver, or in the comfort of your home. She welcomes students from the age of 5, nurturing their passion for music with a fun and engaging approach tailored to each individual. Shanny holds a Bachelor of Music and an ARCT Diploma, ensuring a solid foundation in both practical skills and music theory. Explore the joy of piano with Shanny's personalized lessons, where every session is a step towards musical mastery. Available for online, in-home, and in-studio lessons.”
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I firmly believe that music should be an enjoyable experience for both the listener and the performer. Having experienced the challenges of maintaining interest during lessons, I make it a priority to keep lessons fun and engaging by tailoring them to suit each student's needs and learning style. Each student is unique, and discovering what works best for them is part of the joy of teaching. I encourage students to learn music they are passionate about, while also ensuring they tackle pieces that challenge them technically, so they continue to grow and improve. Striking this balance allows them to progress while staying motivated and excited about their musical journey.
Name: Shanny (Full name will be provided upon registration)
My most recent academic accomplishment was a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia. I also hold a ARCT Diploma for Performers from the Royal Conservatory of Music. I am classically trained and have studied with notable pianists: Keiko Alexander and Amanda Chan.
During my leisure time, I have the privilege of taking private voice lessons with the soprano, Laura Widgett. Singing is such a personal experience, as your instrument is your own body! It can make one feel vulnerable when singing in front of others. Understanding this, I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive studio environment for my students. There will never be any harsh judgment on the sound they produce. If the student is open to it, I also provide basic voice lessons that can benefit their ear training, sight singing, and sight-reading skills.
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
Shanny is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Shanny 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.
Shanny's Studio Location
Shanny 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.