“Music Education: The Path to Personal Growth and Creative Fulfillment!”
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My fundamental beliefs in music stay firmly in the necessity of it. Subjects like math and science are vastly significant for our students to become efficient in their future roles but children or anyone who does not get an education in any form of the art might not feel complete as an individual. My experience with playing music has helped me express feelings that I could never develop into words, it has helped me to self-fight a lot of battles in my life and bring me closer to getting to know myself. Playing music has allowed me to explore the necessary life skills such as self-discipline, self-expression, responsibility, patience, and teamwork which has immensely shaped me into a better and kinder person. Besides my fundamental in music, my fundamental in teaching revolves around being flexible. I have had students that are 8 years old and I have had students who are in their 40s. Not everyone has to learn music to perform in Carnegie Music Hall, I just truly want to unlock the musical element that I know each of us has inside us and I work my best for everyone to eventually be able to hop on an instrument and play it at the best of their potential without my help. I usually want to understand each of my student’s interests in the drums and percussion as we continue to learn together so that I can come up with the best lesson plan.
Name: Will (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am in my fourth year of Bachelor of Music, combined with Secondary Education at the University of Alberta, majoring in Drums and Percussion. I have vast experience performing in different kinds of music from rock music gigs, to jazz drumming and orchestra-setting percussion performances. I am taking part with the University of Alberta Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Orchestra as their percussion section leader which allows me to play music at a very high standard while also developing my pedagogical skillset from mentoring my peers and partners. My lifelong teacher in drumming is Brian Jones, the principal percussionist for the Edmonton Symphonic Orchestra and he has been a member for 48 years.
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