“ I am more than happy to share all my skill and knowledge to be an outstanding performer whether you're playing for an audience or for your family at home.
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Music has been a passion and a driving force throughout my life since I was 5. It is not just black and white notes on lined paper or pressing keys to make a sound. It is much more than that. Real music has emotion and passion and that is what I help you learn apart from how to play. To find your own emotion and passion in music just like I did when I was 5. There's music, and there's MUSIC. Learning music should be fun and enjoyable and that's exactly my teaching style. Fun and enjoyable! No matter the age. (I even taught a young woman the Super Mario theme song because she loved Super Mario!) Be the musician that moves people through song. I also encourage students to learn Music Theory fundamentals, which allows them to download sheet music off the internet and play their favourite songs. The end goal is that I teach you so well and you've learnt so phenomenally, you won't need me anymore!
Name: Sheron (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have earned the following diplomas: Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL)- Trinity College London, UK Licentiate of London College of Music(LLCM) & Most Promising Keyboardist of 2011 - London College of Music-University of West London I have been playing the keyboard since the tender age of 5. I excelled in music and began London, UK examinations by the age of 8 and continued to complete my Degree in Electronic Keyboard in 2011 (achieved the highest mark in Asia (96%)), completed my graded exams (Grades 1-8) in Single Keyboard. Additionally, I also completed my Piano exams from Grades 1-8. Furthermore, I have also completed my Music Theory exams up to Grade 8 (Trinity exams, UK). I have competed nationally in the British Music Festival of Music, Speech and Drama and won 9 consecutive years in my category for single keyboard. My numerous accolades remain with me to this date. I have been teaching music to children and adults alike, in Sri Lanka since I was 18 years old, (2008) having completed my Teacher’s Licence (Associate of Trinity College London) at 16 years old (2006). Thereafter in 2014, I began teaching privately at my residence and had to discontinue my practice as I arrived in Toronto, Canada in September 2022. I have Participated in a Public Charity Show in honor of a well known Sri Lankan Pianist in Sri Lanka and in public shows as a pianist/keyboardist/double keyboardist to raise funds and awareness for Domestic Violence Against Women and Cancer Awareness in Sri Lanka.
● Achieved highest mark in Asia (96%) for 2011 LLCM examination ● Prize winner for London Exams Grades 1-8 ● Completed Theory of Music, Trinity Exams Grades 1-8 ● Participated in a Public Charity Show in honor of a well known Sri Lankan Pianist ● Participated in public shows as a pianist/keyboardist/double keyboardist to raise funds and awareness for Domestic Violence Against Women and Cancer Awareness ● Competed nationally in the British Festival for Music, Speech and Drama and won All-Island Winner 9 consecutive years in a row ● Hosted my own Christmas Concert at my residence (In Sri Lanka) with 20 children performing.
With 14 years of experience, I have taught music to students as young as 5 to mature adults. I am able to teach you how to read music, how to write music, music terminology, write your own songs/compose, teach performance techniques that you would only find in examination syllabi (these come in handy when playing certain genres of music). Having performed on stage since I was 8, I am more than happy to share all my skill and knowledge to be an outstanding performer whether you're playing for an audience or for your family at home.
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
Sheron is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas