Amanda - Teacher #1441

Instruments:
- Piano
- English Horn
- Oboe

Services:
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that private teaching is largely about building trusting and supportive relationships. Each student has their own strengths, goals and preferences, and I try to find repertoire that will help my students progress while keeping them motivated and excited. I have worked with a variety of skill levels and abilities, and have taught up to RCM (The Royal Conservatory of Music) Level 10. Though not required, I encourage my students to participate in recitals and exams. These performance deadlines can be strong motivators and I am very familiar with the RCM syllabus. Most importantly, I think music is meant to be enjoyed! So I will do my best to make lessons a positive and fun experience!

Musical Education

I am currently attending McGill University for a Masters in Music Performance. I received my Bachelors at the University of Calgary, and I have also taken lessons at the Mount Royal University Conservatory and the Vancouver Academy of Music.

Awards and Distinctions

Finalist in the RBC Concerto Competition and selected to perform as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Placed 3rd at the National Music Competition. Progressed to the provincial round of the CMC competition. Received the Newcap Award in Music, John K. Nikel Memorial Scholarship for Music Education, David Frederick Baker Memorial Prize and Kiwanis scholarship.

Special Skills and Training

ARCT Piano Performance (RCM), ARCT Piano Pedagogy (RCM), ARCT Oboe Performance (RCM), LBCM Piano Performance (British Columbia Conservatory of Music). RCM Teacher Certification: Elementary Piano Specialist, Intermediate Piano Specialist, Advanced Piano Specialist.

Rates

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

Policies


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).