Parker - Teacher #1785

Instruments:
- Guitar
- Singer-Songwriter
- Ukulele

Services:
- Composition
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

It is important that students are provided a safe, welcoming space, where they can feel comfortable to take risks, share ideas and ask questions. The classroom should be a place where students develop not only as intellectuals, but as people; emotionally, and socially. It is my goal to provide and maintain an inclusive culture within the classroom where curiosity, creativity, and individuality thrive.
As an educator, I believe it is important that all children get the opportunity to realize their abilities to make and enjoy music. In other cultures, music is often considered an activity that everyone can and does contribute too, no matter his or her ability. I believe this view should be at the heart of teaching music to young students. At its core, music is a communal experience, and being a part of something is both fun and exciting. I believe incorporating lessons involving singing, percussion, and harmony from a variety of genres gives students the
best opportunity to experience and develop a love for music. Given the chance to explore these three core elements of music in a variety of styles, students will have a great foundation that can inform them as to what they may be interested in exploring further as they grow.

Musical Education

I have an undergraduate degree from Capilano University in Jazz Studies.

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).