“ One can see how much music actually affects one’s life by learning it.”
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Music has a very special meaning in my life, so I hope it will be fun and have a special meaning in others’ lives as well. Music permeates our lives, so even if we have never learned music, we naturally find the joy of music at an early age. While learning music, you can deeply immerse yourself in the charm and joy of various musical instruments and sounds. One can see how much music actually affects one’s life by learning it. I have played the piano since I was young, and music has made me dream bigger dreams and of more experiences. I felt rewarded while teaching music theory and piano to young children in Kenya, and whilst it is a poorer educational environment, and I have gotten the dream of wanting to teach piano and music to many people. So now, I want to let various people know the diversity and delightfulness of music, and I hope music will be a source of joy in their lives. For my lessons, I will begin with physical warm-ups and I will teach the sound of the piano. Also, with the basic music theory along with the piano skills.
Name: Yera (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am studying in Trinity Western University: Bachelor of Music. I have Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music: ABRSM Diploma. I started piano since 8 year-old and learned piano privately from middle school to high school. I have played many classical pieces from middle school until now. In my high school, Rosslyn Academy and in my university, TWU, I joined orchestra for musical. When I was in high school, I played keyboard 1 and 2 for three musicals. I joined one musical, that called "The Bright Star" in the university.
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
Yera is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Yera 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.