“Music is one of the last forms of magic that we still have in this world. ”
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In my opinion Music is one of the last forms of magic that we still have in this world. It's this belief that inspires my teaching and I believe the journey of music never really ends. My students are encouraged to progress their technical proficiency while also emphasizing the important of creativity and play. Although exceptionally rare, the times in which I feel I have failed as a teacher are those in which I cannot foster a genuine and innate desire in my students to practice and improve. Learning an art should be fun and engaging, not dry and monotonous.
Name: Will (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I learned piano initially from my mother until I was 8 then learned from Lauren McInnes, a certified conservatory adjudicator until I was 18. Around the age of 15 I began to self teach myself guitar aswell as baritone and voice. I myself reached the RCM grade 9 level and passed my exam.
Sears festival Award of Excellence for Original Score Haliburton highlands Summer festival Highlight selection . National circus School of Canada's innovation award for outstanding contribution. High school honour roll. National circus School full scholarship
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
Will is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Will 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.
Will's Studio Location
Will offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.