“I prioritize individualized instruction to meet the unique needs and distinctive learning style of each student.”
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I believe music is a universal language, it connects people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. Through music training and practice everyone have the potential to become a great musician. As a teacher, I strive to create a warm and supporting environment helping students develop the skills and confidence they need to express themselves through music. I prioritize individualized instruction to meet the unique needs and distinctive learning style of each student.
Name: Sophia (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am presently enrolled as a student at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where I am focused on pursuing a specialist in music education. My main instrument is the flute, which I began learning at the age of 10. I have completed RCM level 10 flute, level 8 piano and ARCT Harmony and Counterpoint, Analysis and History. I have been participating in ensembles since my high school years.
I was awarded the Holly Durant Almedia Music Scholarship in Univerisity. This award is presented to outstanding music education students.
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).
Sophia 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.