Kendra - Teacher #1345

- Cello

- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege
- Suzuki

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching style will vary from student to student. I believe that this is important, as everybody learns differently due to the complexity of the brain. Constructive criticism is always necessary, however, it is important to not discourage any student. I pride myself in being both constructive and sensitive.

Musical Education

McGill University - Bachelor of Music

Awards and Distinctions

2014 Second place in the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition
2011 Oakville Art’s Council Cogeco Stars among Us Finalist
2011 Toronto Symphony Orchestra Yo Yo Ma Foundation Scholarship
2009/2010/2011 Oakville Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Award
2010 Spring 3rd Place at Ontario Provincials, Grade 10 level Strings
2009 Winter 1st place in Kiwanis, with a 98%
2009/2010 Oakville Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Award
2009 Doris Goldman Music at Port Milford Scholarship
2008/2009 Oakville Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Award
2008/2009 Carrie Evans Memorial Royal Conservatory of Music Scholarship

Special Skills and Training

January 2010 Grade 10 RCM practical examination for Cello; received first class honours August 2010 History level 2 RCM Earned a 93% overall August 2010 Grade 4 RCM Harmony with Honours Orchestras: McGill Symphony Orchestra: Principle Cellist National Youth Orchestra of Canada: Principle Cellist L'Orchestre Francophonie du Canada Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra: Principle Cellist Academy Chamber Orchestra Oakville Symphony Orchestra


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).