Aliza - Teacher #1070

- Piano
- Viola
- Violin

- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

Learning an instrument takes dedication and hard work, but is also extremely rewarding, and is a skill that can be enjoyed for many years to come. Lessons provide structure so that the student may enjoy playing and practicing the instrument. Scales, technical studies, ear training, and rudimentary theory will give the student a solid foundation, and from there we will discuss the appropriate path based on the student's musical ambitions. I have experience in many genres, and will cater the lessons based on the needs of the student. I also have experience teaching students of all levels and ages, from young children to adults - it's never too late to start!

Musical Education

l'Université de Montréal - Maitrise en musique, Interprétation violon (completion 2020);
l'Université de Montréal - Diplôme d'études secondaires spécialisées, Interprétation violon (2018);
McGill University - Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance (2012)

Special Skills and Training

Chamber Music training, mentorship (Portland String Quartet Workshop, Kneisel Hall Young Musicians Program, and others); Extensive orchestral experience and training; Experience with modern compositions including works for live instrument and electronics; Indie-folk artist as well as classically trained violinist; Recording experience in many genres; International touring experience


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


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).