Gohar - Teacher #1907

Instruments:
- Piano
- Voice

Services:
- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Solfege
- Suzuki

Languages:
- English
- French
- Russian

Teaching Philosophy

I love teaching piano to my students. They always feel enriched and inspired to work harder and better after my piano lessons. I believe that music is an essential part of people’s life and therefore having piano skills is an integral part of one’s well-being and spiritual growth.
I welcome students of all ages and have a very patient and friendly personality. I never insult my students and make all my comments in a constructive way that inspire my students to improve their skills. My teaching philosophy is that if the student does not understand something, the teacher has to bring the student to his or her level by explaining things more clearly and patiently.
I also teach music theory, harmony, counterpoint, solfège, ear training and counterpoint. I am fluent in English, French, Russian and Armenian.

Musical Education

-McGill University - Doctor of Music;
- McGill University - Master of Music;
- Université de Sherbrooke - Master of Music;
- Concordia University - Graduate Diploma in Advanced Music Performance Studies;
Concordia University - Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Piano Teachers - Kyoko Hashimoto, Michael McMahon, Gregory Chaverdian.

Awards and Distinctions

Finalist of the Canadian Music Competition
Recipient of the McGill Graduate Award
Recipient of the Eleanore Stubley Recording Award

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).