Michelle - Teacher #1719

- Harp
- Piano

- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Michelle's lessons provides parents and kids the solution to boring music lessons by using fun and innovative techniques that transform children into musicians who love music and leave parents feeling proud. There’s never any pressure to practice, compete, or perform. Only pressure to PLAY and have FUN!

Each and every week, all of our students walk out of their lesson with a grin on their face from how much they loved learning their instrument. So no more tears, no more sad, and no more exhaustion from begging your kids to even go to their lessons!

Learning the harp is not just about playing the right notes at the right time; it's also about expressing feelings, creativity, and sharing stories through music. My goal is to develop in each student a comprehensive understanding of music that allows them to play the harp with enjoyment and musicality. During our lessons, we have fun, playing games, boom cards, engaging in fun activities, composing, and learning the music they want to play.

My students can expect to learn:
proper technique,
efficient practice methods,
sight-reading, music theory,
versatility in different music styles,
composing and arranging music,
improving interpersonal skills,
and gaining confidence in performance, and above all, having fun!

I am the solution to those boring music lessons you probably hated growing up!

Musical Education

I have ABRSM Harp 8 (RCM 10 equivalency). I am currently working on my diploma with Trinity College, London. I have completed 3 years of the music program at Trinity Western University in the areas of music and education. I have also studied piano, harp & theory with the Royal Conservatory of music. I have been teaching harp & piano for the past 25 years privately out of my home.

Special Skills and Training

Master classes with: - Nancy Allen (Julliard) - Alice Giles (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) - Jill Whitman (Western Washington University) - Baltazar Juanrez (Principal Harpist of Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra & Founder of Mexico's International Harp competition) - Elizabeth Volpe - Bligh (UBC & Former principal harpist of the VSO) - Motoshi Kosako (Former principal harpist of Stockton Symphony Orchestra) - Over 25+ years of professional harp performance experience - 20 years of hands-on teaching experience in harp & piano - RCM 8, ABRSM 8 (RCM 10 equivalency) - Tech-savvy and uses multiple camera angles for enhanced learning experience during lessons - Member of the Teach Music Online community and proficient with teaching online - Working on becoming a Pro Certified Online Teacher.


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).