Rebecca - Teacher #1978

Instruments:
- Flute
- Piano

Services:
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- Solfege

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music is a part of every person, and it is part of humanity as a whole. Music can create an instant mood, bring memories to the surface, and provide exercise for mind and body. Private lessons are such a great opportunity to provide a completely individualized experience for each person; we can spend time with music that will be enjoyable, interesting and still fulfill goals. I am excited for more opportunities to watch people increase in their skills, confidence and joy of music.

Musical Education

I received my Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta, where I studied flute and classical piano. Previously, I was enrolled in the music diploma program at Red Deer College, where I studied flute and jazz piano. I have been a part of several wind ensembles, orchestras, jazz bands and choirs and feel my music education has been quite diverse. Music lessons started for me at about age 5, and I have been learning and studying music ever since.

Special Skills and Training

I grew up in a home filled with music - my three older siblings all took piano lessons as well, my oldest brother studied piano to the professional level, two other siblings taught themselves guitar, my mother arranged music, we sang together as a family, and there were always other instruments around ready to play. I soaked it all in and it was just natural for me to jump at the musical opportunities that came my way. This led me to complete my grade 8 RCM piano exam when I was in grade 8 at school, present a solo flute recital while still in high school, compete at provincial level Kiwanis festivals, participate in honor bands, accompany choirs and play in a pit band. When I was deciding what to study in University, I kept hearing people advise to "do what you love", so it was an easy decision to study music, and become a music teacher. i had already been teaching piano lessons for a few years at that point, and knew that it was something I wanted to continue to do. Since graduating from university, I have taught band and elementary music, with additional emphasis on Orff and Kodaly practices.

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).