Shawna - BAH Teacher #3609

“We all have rhythm, and we all have musical talent inside of us. ”
 - Shawna


I believe every student can learn and improve their skills in music. My job as a teacher is to encourage the student as well as teach basic musicianship. Music is an art and a skill. In fact, music is many skills that need to happen at once. We all have rhythm, and we all have musical talent inside of us. I love music or I would not be here. I have travelled across the US performing. I have performed with many small ensembles. Music is meant to share as well as to bless people. When I teach, I focus on the essential skills of music. I also help the students focus within themselves to find the passion. I understand that the students will not like every song they play. They don't have to. I don't like every song I play. Each song has a lesson. It may be to introduce a new rhythm or style. It is a steppingstone on the path of where the student wants to go. I am here to guide that journey. I guide the journey by giving the student respect and challenges along the way.

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

Age: 50's

Gender: female

I attended Canadian University College in Lacombe, AB. I have a Bachelor of Education with a Music Specialization and a Bachelor of Arts in Music. My first practical subject area was Violin and for the BA it was flute. My second practical subject was piano. I toured the US three times performing with my University Band performing Clarinet and Flute. I was in the Red Deer Youth Orchestra for many years until I joined the College Orchestra playing violin first and then viola. I have been trained in Suzuki , Orff and Music for Young Children. My teaching style is a combination of all 3.

I performed at Disneyland.

I spent my childhood listening to my Dad playing his different instruments and singing. He was always so encouraging and was my first teacher. My parents enrolled me in private music lessons when I was in grade one and I continued to love it. I have taught band, orchestra, choir, and elementary music. I have taken Suzuki teacher training, Orff Teacher Training, Kodaly Teacher Training, and Music For Young Children Teacher Training. I prefer a mixture of the methods. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Education with a Music Specialization. I like to teach group lessons as well as private lessons and I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you learn.



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).

Online lessons

Shawna 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.

Shawna's Studio Location

Shawna 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.