Karla - Teacher #1953

Instruments:
- Piano

Services:
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I have been teaching piano for over ten years. I love teaching children and helping them develop a life-long love of music. I believe that lessons should be adjusted to a student's individual learning style. Lessons that are fun, while also being educational, is what I strive for with every student. I include music theory in every lesson. I always tell my students that the whole process should be enjoyable. This includes practicing and going to lessons. I teach my students how to practice at home, so that they see progress and are encouraged. I work with parents so that they understand more about learning music and in turn can help their children get the most out of lessons.

Musical Education

I studied piano from the age of 6 all the way to adult. I have a Bachelor's of Arts Degree (music) from the University of Alberta. I completed the Grade 8 practical piano exam and the Advanced Theory exam with the Royal Conservatory of Music. In addition, I am a certified teacher (Elemenentary Specialist - Piano) with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Special Skills and Training

As a child, I took piano exams and played in community music festivals. As an adult, I played for weekly church services for three years. I volunteered at an Edmonton nursing home playing piano for alzheimer's patients. I have completed the following: * RCM Certificate in Elementary Piano Pedagogy * Grade 8 Piano - RCM * Advanced Music Theory - RCM * Diploma in Arts & Cultural Management

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).