Starlene - BAH Teacher #2279

“Starlene is an accomplished violin teacher based in Calgary, providing lessons at her studio. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Music from Mount Allison University, New Brunswick. She has been recognized in the Canadian Vibe Awards as New Artist of the Year Nominee for World Music. Starlene teaches violin and music theory for beginners to intermediates, focusing on aural and visual understanding of music to develop strong musicianship. She offers lessons at her studio, welcoming students of all ages to explore their musical potential in a structured yet joyful environment. Book an interview with Starlene now to experience her dedicated and inspiring teaching approach.”
 - Starlene


Music is FUN! We listen to it, we celebrate with it, we honor those that make it. Did you know that learning an instrument increases your intelligence? As a violin teacher with 30 years experience my philosophy is to establish smart practicing techniques and mindful body awareness to ensure a lifetime of playing this beautiful instrument. Technique is important to master the instrument and to build confidence, understanding music aurally and visually builds a strong musician to express musical thoughts freely. .

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

Age: 50's

Gender: female

Bachelor of Music from Mount Allison University, New Brunswick.

New Artist of the Year Nomination For Canadian Vibe Awards in World Music.


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).

Starlene's Studio Location

Starlene 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.