“The piano can also be a way to develop self-awareness and discover the unique creative self...”
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In my approach, I address piano technical aspects, practicing strategies, body-mind awareness, critical thinking, attentive listening, performance skills, and, most importantly, we investigate together the student’s inner intention towards art. The piano can also be a way to develop self-awareness and discover the unique creative self, supporting people to find their place in the community. I believe there can be a genuine and powerful expression in every flaw and vulnerability. My mission is to assist the students to reveal it.
Name: Vinicius (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Sao Paulo State University (UNESP, Brazil) and a master’s degree in Piano Performance from Central Michigan University (CMU, USA). Most recently, I worked as a Piano Teacher at the Community Music School of CMU and as a Graduate Instructor at the University of Michigan. But it is since 2007 that I have been privately tutoring pianists and singers through their musical path. Aside from that, I had the privilege of being a private student of Daniel Matos for eight years. Professor Matos is a Brazilian pianist and researcher of somatic education in music teaching. His particular approach gave me numerous benefits and pedagogical tools. In my studio, I value offering instructions adapted to their individual needs.
I won several prizes in piano competitions such as: Profa Hebe Hermeto VIllaça-I prize; Prof. Cidinha Pio- II prize; Profa Marina Filardi -II prize, and "VII Concurso de Música Brasileira -Spartacco Rossi”-I prize. I also have served as the guest pianist of the Young Euro Classic-Ensemble Year of Germany in Brazil-Tour, and “Young Euro Classic Music-Dance and Bundesjugendballett.”As a pianist of the Young Orchestra of Sao Paulo State, I had the privilege to perform internationally in concert halls such as The John F. Kennedy Center (Washington, USA), Alice Tully Hall (NYC, USA), Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam, Holland), Sala São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil), and Konzerthaus (Berlin, Germany).
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
Vinicius is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Vinicius 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.