Lucy - Teacher #1766

Instruments:
- French Horn

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

Languages:
- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

It is my continued mission to bring the joy of musical education to a new creative and personal level for all my students. I seek to find ways to empower students to see past notes and numbers and to get in touch with their own unique flare and artistry in a nurturing, constructive environment. Music is one of the best ways to learn skills for all aspects of life, and one of the most exciting ways as well! I hope to be able to share music with my students in such a way that they come away from each lesson intrigued and keen to keep exploring the many concepts we will be exploring together.

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 a young musician, I found my French Horn lessons intimidating. I had to stop taking private lessons a year or so after I began for some time in order to help deal with the anxiety it was giving me. Within the time between, where I was not studying with anyone in particular, I spent all my time in orchestras, bands, piano lessons, peer tutoring, teaching and attending any masterclasses that presented themselves to me. The effect of this experience has opened my eyes to the benefits to my music and my character when I was required to teach myself the concepts I was gathering. This is the outlook I provide my students. I help them to find the answers to the questions that arise in lessons, help them find the way to solve problems we encounter in their music while ensuring they know they are safe and respected enough to ask for help whenever they need it.

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).