Thiago dos Santos - BAH Teacher #2933

“Singing for me is the most beautiful act of sharing and self discovery.”
 - Thiago dos Santos


Singing for me is the most beautiful act of sharing and self discovery. I will teach you to find your own voice with the experience I have gathered as a voice teacher and performer, and understanding the abilities and challenges of each student.

Name: Thiago dos Santos (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 40's

Gender: male

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: -University of Western Ontario - Doctor of Musical Arts - Voice Performance (in process) - Georgia State University - Master of Music - Voice Performance - Universidade de São Paulo - Bachelor of Music - Voice I studied voice since 1999. My teachers were classically trained. World acclaimed tenor Benito Maresca was my first voice teacher, and I have followed my studies with mezzos Kathryn Hartgrove (U.S.) and Sophie Roland (Canada). I have been performing operas, concerts and recitals in the United States, Europe, Canada and Brazil in the last 19 years.

First place in Bauru-Atlanta International Voice Competition, in 2008.

My training in voice started singing in a choir. The enthusiasm of learning music and performing together with other passionate people made me want to learn everything about voice. In less than a year I was already attending as a soloist the most prestigious music program in my country. I was accepted as a student in all major summer programs in Brazil, such as Festival de Campos do Jordao, and was invited to teach voice at Festival de Musica de Prados. At my first year in college I was invited to teach in a program for people of São Paulo community.




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

Thiago dos Santos is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Thiago dos Santos 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.