Vanessa - BAH Teacher #2960

About Vanessa
Vanessa offers online lessons in bass clarinet, and clarinet. With a Bachelor's Degree in Music from The University of British Columbia, Vanessa's training includes intensive performance classes in clarinet playing. Her approach to teaching emphasizes the natural musicality within each student, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable learning experience. Drawing from her extensive piano and clarinet background, Vanessa instills respect and dignity in her teaching, welcoming students of all ages. Book an interview now to discover the joy of music with Vanessa!


Music is a fundamental part of my being as well as the being of everyone. We all have rhythm and sound as a core part of us, from our heartbeat to our breathing. Formal music training only brings out what already exists within our bodies, no matter what genre we learn. Successful learning in any subject is always dependent on how much fun the learner has. I make certain that any student learns without unnecessary stress. Every student, young or old, will be given the same level of respect and dignity. Music should never be a cause of stress, as it is a respite for the mind and body.

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

Age: 24

Gender: female

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from The University of British Columbia, which included performance classes in Clarinet playing. My piano and theory teacher was awarded the prestigious Teacher of Distinction award by the Royal Conservatory of Music, an award given to only 10 music teachers in Canada each year. I studied clarinet in his studio where he is the principal. I then went on to study clarinet under some accomplished clarinetists at The University of British Columbia.

I studied piano from ages 7-18, and clarinet from ages 11-21.


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).

Online lessons

Vanessa 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.