August - Teacher #1556

Instruments:
- Flute
- Piccolo
- Recorder

Services:
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- Solfege

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I really strongly believe that the study and enjoyment of music is both of value in and of itself, and that it is also serves as a gateway to success in many other areas of life. I teach my students the flute hoping to instill them with a lifelong love for music, but I also hope that they will learn self compassion, self discipline, and communication skills.

One of my favourite challenges of teaching is that every student sees things differently, and therefore might need a different approach from me as their teacher. This can take me out of my comfort zone, and overcoming that challenge makes me a better teacher. I love it when I see the "lightbulb" go on for a student- that is teaching success to me!

Musical Education

Bachelor of Music- University of Calgary, Bachelor of Education (2019)- University of Calgary, specialized intensive training course in contemporary music and flute techniques at the Robert Dick Residential Studio in New York City.

Awards and Distinctions

Recipient of a Calgary Arts Development Grant.

Recipient of numerous academic scholarships at the University of Calgary.

Special Skills and Training

One of seven internationally selected participants at a four month intensive training seminar in contemporary music in New York City, 2015. Working towards a Bachelor of Education degree (2019) at the University of Calgary. Seven years teaching experience (private lessons, band clinics, group lessons).

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).