Lindsay - Teacher #1902

Instruments:
- Voice

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

Languages:
- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

I have an appreciation for types of students, whether they’re young children starting to discover their voices, teenagers seeking to pursue professional studies, or adults who want to improve their singing. As a teacher, I encourage students to discover their unique voices and appreciate the journey of learning to sing as much as the destination of a successful performance or audition. I strive to create an environment that nurtures musicianship, responsibility, creativity, and play.

Musical Education

I recently completed my Graduate Performance Diploma in Vocal performance at the University of Ottawa under the instruction of soprano Christiane Riel. Her attention to detail and passion for music have impacted my understanding of singing, and I am able to incorporate elements of her mentorship into my own teaching style. Before that, I earned my Masters of Music in Voice at the University of Ottawa (2018) and my Bachelor of Music from the University of Prince Edward Island (2016). In 2017, I attended the Opera NUOVA a 10 day program for developing opera singers. Prior to my post-secondary studies, I studied the Royal Conservatory of Music Vocal content up to Grade 8.

Awards and Distinctions

FCMF National Music Festival, PEI Representative (2016). PEI Provincial Music Festival – First Place, Voice (2016). PEI Queen's County Kiwanis Music Festival – First Place, Voice (2016). Dr. Gustave Gingras Memorial Prize for Music (2016). Dr. Frances Grey Music Performance Competition Finalist (2016). PEI Queen’s County Music Festival – Honorable Mention, Voice (2015). PEI Provincial Music Festival – First Place, Voice (2013). PEI Provincial Music Festival – First Place, Musical Theatre (2013). PEI Queen’s County Music Festival – First Place, Voice (2013). PEI Queen’s County Music Festival – First Place, Musical Theatre (2013). NATS Competition – Third Place, Voice (2012).

Special Skills and Training

I am currently studying with Heidi Klassen in Richmond, B.C. to continue my development as a singer and a teacher. I also have three upcoming engagements with the Young People's Opera Society of British Columbia and Burnaby Lyric Opera. As a University of Ottawa student, I worked as a teaching assistant for the sight singing and aural skills class. I taught three classes per week which included solfege and rhythm lessons, conducting, playing for dictation, and teaching students how to sight read music. With these skills, I can help students learn to read music and improve their listening skills.

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).