“I am a firm believer in empowering each and every student with a strong foundation in technique, allowing them to explore and excel in various musical genres.”
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I am a firm believer in empowering each and every student with a strong foundation in technique, allowing them to explore and excel in various musical genres. My goal is to instill a diverse interest and passion for music, nurturing their artistic expression and creativity. Throughout my teaching journey, I take great pride in my students' achievements, with many of them attaining distinctions in their examinations. Moreover, my method of preparing students for auditions has been highly successful, leading many of them to secure roles in major productions. I am more than happy to provide recommendations and testimonies of my teaching and performance upon request. It brings me immense joy to witness the growth and success of my students as they progress on their musical journey.
Name: Sian (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Bachelor of Music in Performance & Vocal Pedagogy, 2.2, in 2014 from the DIT Music & Drama Conservatory in Ireland. Opera trained Soprano and teaching all Syllabus in Ireland and Canada
R.I.A.M Grade 3, 5, 6 & 8 Examinations Multiple Competitions in Ireland at the Classical Voice Competition at the Feis Ceol
My performances to date include works in multiple genres; working in productions with the Music & Drama Conservatory in Ireland on such renowned classics as - Cinderella (Cendrillon, Massenet), Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphée aux enfers, Offenbach) and The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe, Léhar). Her work in Musical Theatre/ Operetta span works by composers such as Gilbert and Sullivan (H.M.S Pinafore), Rodgers and Hammerstein (South Pacific) and Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls). Alongside these I have regularly appeared in sacred settings - both solo and choral - which have included The Messiah (Handel), Carmina Burana (Orff), St John Passion and St Matthew Passion (Bach). Her opera involvement included working with Lyric Opera Productions, Dublin, Ireland, under Vivian Coates (Artistic Director). She worked as part of his Creative/Stage Management Team on La Bohème and Tosca (Giacomo Puccini), The Merry Widow (Gilbert & Sullivan) and The Turn of the Screw (Benjamin Britten). Paralleling this she has worked in musical theatre on various productions such as Oliver and The Snowman. In 2015 she worked extensively on a newly commissioned piece - The Abominable Snowman - composed by Brian Irvine and lyricist John McIlduff.
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
Sian is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Sian 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.