“I believe growth and education come from a place of playfulness and curiosity.”
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I believe growth and education come from a place of playfulness and curiosity. I love to nerd out on the anatomy of your instrument, particularly voice. I've had experience with injury both vocally and from playing the guitar so I'm eager to set students upon a path of healthy musical practice habits. I don't believe singers may be referred to as "just singers" either by themselves or others. I expect my vocalists to be ready to learn the same amount of ear training and theory as the rest of my students so that when musicians come together, they can work together effectively and collaboratively. The best way to study Music History is to study who your heroes studied.
Name: Elizabeth (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a Diploma in Jazz and Contemporary Music from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton with a major in Vocal Performance (2017). I got my teaching degree from the National College of Art and Design (N.C.A.D), Dublin, Ireland (2005). While my very first vocal teacher was classical, I spent the last 17 years studying from various private vocal teachers who predominantly work within the contemporary music industry. These experiences have given me a broad range of teaching styles to draw upon. I've also had invaluable artistic mentorship from an artist who is signed to a major record label. This has helped guide my development as a professional artist and has enabled me to tour throughout the world.
Grants for my artistic projects: X92.9 and Harvard Broadcasting recording grant, 2020. FACTOR Artist Development grant, 2019. SOCAN Artist Development grant, 2019. Edmonton Arts Council Cultural Diversity Grant, 2019. Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant, 2018 Scholarly Awards: Jason Lang Scholarship, Grant MacEwan University, 2016 Harvard Broadcasting Award, Grant MacEwan University, 2015
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).
Elizabeth 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.
Elizabeth's Studio Location
Elizabeth offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.