Shashini - BAH Teacher #4109

“Shashini is a dedicated music teacher with over a decade of teaching experience. Specializing in piano, music appreciation, advanced music theory, and RCM, she offers lessons for students from the age of 5 to adults. Whether in her Barrie studio or your home, Shashini creates a nurturing environment tailored to individual goals. With her background in classical music and performance, including training at the Trinity College of Music, she brings depth and passion to her lessons, aiming to instill a lifelong love for music in her students.”
 - Shashini

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I am a passionate and dedicated teacher with over ten years of experience. With a background in classical music and performance, I am able to bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my teaching practice. I believe in creating a supportive and nurturing environment where students can explore their music abilities and develop a lifelong love for the piano. I tailor lessons to each student's individual goals and learning styles, whether they are beginners or advanced players. Whether you are a beginner just starting out or an advanced player looking to refine your skills, I am committed to guiding you on your musical journey and helping you become the pianist you've always wanted to be.

Name: Shashini (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have had training at the Trinity College of Music in London, UK for a BMus(Hons) in Piano Performance. I have also completed the Diplomas Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) and the Licentiate of Trinity College of Music (LTCL). My musical journey began at the age of six in Sri Lanka. I initially started learning the organ and having completed all exam levels in within a very years I soon started taking piano lessons. During my training at the Trinity college of Music in the UK I had the privilege of performing at the Blackheath Halls and the Old Royal Naval Chapel in London. Once I returned to Sri Lanka I started performing as a member of the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka. My performances included solos, chamber music and orchestral music.

1st Runner Up Award 2020 - The Beethoven Piano Competition Sister Marie Cecile Memorial Award 2015 - LRSM Piano Performance Diploma Highest scorer The Most Outstanding Performance Award 2008 & 2003 - Sri Lanka Festival of Music Exhibition Award 2008 - Consecutive Highest scorer at Trinity College London Examinations All Island Winner Award from 2003 to 2015 - Consecutive winner of the Sri Lanka Festival of Music

In addition to teaching, I was an active performer and accompanist in Sri Lanka, England and now currently in Canada. The experience in working with different people in different parts of the world has helped me develop as a musician, stay up-to-date in teaching methods and repertoire.

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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

Shashini is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Shashini's Studio Location

Shashini 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.

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