Katelyn - Teacher #1885

- Piano
- Voice

- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe foremost in fostering a love and joy for playing music. Although precision and technique important and necessary, I believe the passion for music is the key to a lifelong appreciation. Plus, if you don't have the joy for what you're doing, you won't be motivated to practise! Music is a form of expression that allows emotional exploration for the individual, connects communities, shares expression and allows creativity...and it also should be fun! I delight in seeing a student, child or adult, playing a piece with love for what they are doing. That is the greatest reward.

Musical Education

I have an honours BFA in Theatre fro York University as well as a Bachelor of Education and Music specialist courses from Wilfred Laurier University.
I started playing piano at age 3, and took lessons privately until I graduated high school. I took RCM exams in piano, voice and theory throughout this time. After being accepted onto the Waterloo District School Board in Waterloo, Ontario (2010), I succeeded in achieving consecutive temporary Music teaching positions leading to a permanent Music teaching at at a public school in 2014. I taught there until I moved to Vancouver in February 2019.
The teachers I had definitely influenced my passion for music and my teaching style, and I am so grateful to have had them.


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).