Karla - Teacher #1541

Instruments:
- Classical Guitar
- Electric Bass
- Guitar
- Ukulele

Services:
- Alexander Technique
- Composition
- Suzuki

Languages:
- English
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

Our teacher has studied at three important conservatories in Chile, starting at the Conservatory of Universidad Austral (Valdivia), later at the Conservatory of Universidad Mayor (Santiago) and finishing her studies with high distinction at Facultad de Artes de la Universidad de Chile.

As a performer, our teacher has experimented with a wide variety of musical genres (guitar ensemble, contemporary music, folk, fado, rock, classical, Celtic, Latin American music, etc), and has participated in many guitar festivals around South America including Argentina and Uruguay.

Karla can teach many styles of music and levels, starting from a basic level to an advanced. She has at least 10 years of experience teaching kids, teens, adults and seniors. Karla understands that every student is different, and that is why there is no exact age for a person to start learning guitar. Karla is comprehensive and emphatic with every student and the most important thing, is what the student really wants to learn and achieve. For children she has successfully used a Japanese teaching style called Suzuki Method, which consists on making the teaching environment more playful and encourages parents to be actively involved with the lesson.

Musical Education

Facultad de Artes de la Universidad de Chile - Bachelor of Music

Awards and Distinctions

Award for the best performance in the Guitar Contest," César Cortinas", Uruguay, on 2010.

Special Skills and Training

Suzuki Philosophy Course

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).