“ I believe in and enjoy teaching all ages and all levels of musical training.”
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My teaching style and philosophy focuses on adjusting my teachings to the students needs. I like to provide my students with great technical foundations that allow them to acquire and develop musical skills and a comfortable understanding of the instrument. I teach a wide range of repertoire including: classical music score reading major repertoire Suzuki training popular music basic theory composition improvisation Lessons for fun preparing students for auditions and exams including the Royal Conservatory musical examinations. I believe in and enjoy teaching all ages and all levels of musical training.
Name: Susana (Full name will be provided upon registration)
-University Of Montreal D.E.S.S in performance (2017) -University of Ottawa Masters in Cello Performance, Canada (2015 – 2017) -Western University Bachelor of Musical Arts, Canada (2010 – 2015) -Catholic Central High School. Music – String Program, Canada (2007 – 2009) -Juan N. Corpas University Foundation – Music Program: Cello (Ear training, sight singing, complementary piano, music history and literature and orchestra) Colombia (2003 – 2006) Antonio Maria Valencia Conservatory – Music Program: Cello (Ear training, sight singing, rhythm, complementary piano and choir) Colombia (1997 – 2002)
-Scholarship University of Montreal (November 2017) -Dean’s Honor List, Western University, Canada (April 2015) -Global Opportunities Awards, Western University, Canada (February 2015) Bruce and Helen Mills Instrument Awards in Music, Western University, Canada (October 2014) -Second Award Recipient Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. String Ensemble, Canada: Quartet (2010) -First Award Recipient Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. String Ensemble, Canada: Quintet (2009) -Second Award Recipient Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. Cello Solo-competitive, Canada (2008) -First Award Recipient Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. String Ensemble: Cello Ensemble, Canada (2008) -Certificate of Achievement in Recognition of Musical Excellence and Contribution to the Catholic Central High School Music Program, Senior Orchestra, Canada (2008) -Special Acknowledgement for the Contribution to the Juan N. Corpas University, Foundation Orchestra: Mozart Requiem, Colombia (2006)
-Orchestre de la Francophonie, Académie Orchestrale, Canada (Summer 2016, 2017, 2019) -Radio Canada TV Show, Canada (November 2018) -Concert for the Olympique Spéciaux Québec, Canada (Summer 2018) -Outreach Program Montreal, Canada (Spring 2018) -Corporal Expression –Dance, Theater, and Mimique, University of Montreal, Canada (2017 - 2018) -University of Montreal Orchestra, Canada (2017 – 2018) -Bathurst Chamber Music Festival, Canada (Summer 2016, 2017, 2018) -Scotia Festival of Music Young Artist Program, Canada (Summer 2016) -University of Ottawa Orchestra, Canada (2015 - 2017) -Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, Italy (Summer of 2015) -Western Symphony Orchestra, Canada (2010 - 2015) -Western Symphony Orchestra/Orchestra London Side-by-Side Concert Participant, Canada (2012) -London Youth Symphony, Canada (2007 - 2010) -London Youth Symphony/Orchestra London Side-by-Side Concert Participant, Canada (2009, 2010) -Forest City School for Talent Education: Cello Choir (Julia McGregor); String Ensemble (Lac-Hong Phi); String -Ensemble Master Class (Penderecki String Quartet), Canada (2007 - 2010) -National Music Camp of Canada (Principal Cello and Head of Cello Ensemble), Canada (2008) -Juan N. Corpas University Foundation Orchestra, Colombia (2005 - 2006)
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).
Susana 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.
Susana's Studio Location
Susana offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. After booking an interview the full address will be released to you if needed.