Laurel - Teacher #1971

Instruments:
- Singer-Songwriter
- Voice

Services:
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music is a big part of my life and teaching along with performing is a way I share my passion with others. I believe the mind, body and spirit are all used when learning to sing. From proper breath support, pitch, harmony, sight reading, ear training to vocal improvisation, I'm there to support all aspects of vocal techniques and creativity for my students to find success in their journey to developing their authentic voice.
Not only does music help with creativity but also helps development a analytical mind.

I like to teach my students ways to relieve stress and anxiety, find joy and creative freedom in their expression of music. Everyone can learn to sing from a small child to a mature adult, it take time, practice and patience. I am here to guide my students to become the best singer that they wish to be and sing what music brings them happiness.

Musical Education

Professional Music at Selkirk College Nelson BC 1994

Recording Engineering Certificate Okanagan College 2001

Special Skills and Training

*I have been a professional Vocalist for over 25 years. I front bands Poets & Saints and LuLu & The Funaddicts *Have had taught vocals in private schools to music schools in Alberta and BC. *Worked in musical theatre, youth centres and worked with youth and adult choirs. *Been trained by Cheryl Hodge jazz singer and instructor. * In 1991 was selected to sing in BC honour jazz choir. *I recieved scholarships to attend Selkirk Profession Music Program. * I have sang with bands opening up for: -Nitty Gritty Dirt band -54/40 - Kenny Blues Boss Wayne ( sang backing vocals) - Lillix

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).