Lucy - Teacher #1766

Instruments:
- French Horn

Services:
- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

Music has always been a huge part of my life. It has been a hobby, a passion and now a profession. That having been said, it has not always been easy. It is my belief that music is a microcosm of life; the things we can learn about the world, others, community and ourselves can be a departure point, or healing point, for so many individuals. My belief is that music finds its way into everyone's life for a reason, and they can grow from it. As a music teacher, I believe that I am simply one stepping stone in a student's journey. My student's creativity, art, values and beliefs will be at the core of the work we do, and I am there to be in their corner and on their side, helping when they need me to. I am deeply passionate about mental health in the arts and offer lessons that cater specifically to managing performance anxiety, mental health and the emotional component to learning our craft. Please reach out to me for more information!

Musical Education

-I have just completed my Bachelor's Degree in French Horn Performance at the University of Toronto, which allows me to be trained in orchestral, solo and chamber performance while studying advanced music theory, skills and music history as well.

-I am an alumna of the National Youth Orchestra of canada as well as the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and was a member of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra for four years.

-I have completed my grade 8 in Piano with Conservatory Canada and took piano lessons from age 6 until I graduated high school when I was seventeen.

Awards and Distinctions

Albert and Wilhelmine Francis Renewable Entrance Scholarship in Music, University of Toronto (based off entrance audition and high school transcript)
Dean's Scholarship, New England Conservatory of Music (entrance award for Master's beginning in 2020)
President’s Scholars of Excellence Entrance Award (high school transcripts)
Alumna of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Special Skills and Training

As well as being a musician, I am also a certified life coach, life skills facilitator and soon to be registered professional counsellor. I am a volunteer crisis responder with Kids Help Phone and have received training in that field. My teaching style is therefore trauma informed and student centered. I ensure there is always emphasis on compassion, co-creative teaching, as well as focus on mental and physical wellbeing. If you are interested in mental skills, inspiration and creativity, healthy practicing, performance preparation or peak performance in either coaching or lesson settings, please reach out to me.

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).