Claudia - Teacher #1547

- Classical Guitar
- Guitar
- Ukulele

- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

My utmost goal is to bring out the best in my students. To achieve this, I believe it's essential to truly understand where each student stands musically, and my wealth of experience as a teacher greatly aids in this process. Moreover, I make it a point to grasp their aspirations and desires from the learning journey, always encouraging them to excel.

I recognize that not every student thrives with rigid goals like Royal Conservatory exams; thus, I embrace a flexible teaching approach tailored to each individual's needs. Building skills systematically, like stepping stones in a stream, is a key aspect of my methodology. By planning ahead for every student, we ensure their growth is nurtured in a focused manner.

Patience and genuine care for the art of guitar and music drive my work with people. Witnessing individuals empower themselves to create beautiful and impactful music is an honor that brings fulfillment to my life.

Musical Education

Private studies starting at age eight.
Seventeen years total-private lessons
B.A. Simon Fraser University-Music
Post Graduate Studies: Capiliano College:
Post Graduate Studies: Douglas College:
Classical Style

Awards and Distinctions

Co-Author: Western Board of Music Guitar Syllabus
Co-Author: Conservatory Canada Guitar Syllabus
Performer: Opening Ceremonies Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus
Performer: Royal City Jazz Festival
Performer: 50th anniversary of the Royal Hudson
Performer: Arts Club Theatre Gala, Hotel Vancouver
Performer: Hats of to Excellence Gala, Delta
Numerous performances

Special Skills and Training

Successful rate of RCM and Music Festival preparation recent exam results: 2016: 86%, 71%, 70% 2015: 100%, 97% 81%, 61%, 93%, 60% 2014: 78%, 78%, 86% recent music festival results: 2016: two silver medals 2015: three gold medals, five silver medals, one bronze medal 2014: one gold medal, three silver medals, one bronze medal


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).