Caitlin - Teacher #2002

Instruments:
- Flute

Services:
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

Music is one of the best tools we have to live creatively and joyfully in our world, whether we end up becoming professional musicians or not. My teaching philosophy is that anyone can learn the flute and progress as a musician. I act as a mirror for my students, kindly but honestly noting what I can see and hear when they play. Lessons require both my input and my student’s input to be successful and fruitful. I want my students to leave the lesson with enough tools to be able to be their own teacher during their practice sessions. Music is always a group effort.

Musical Education

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from McGill University.
I have a Graduate Diploma in Flute Performance from the University of Montreal.
As a young student, I studied at the McGill Conservatory of Music for seven years.
My teachers in school have all been classically trained with renowned flutists, and in addition I have trained at the Orford Music Academy for three summers, learning from teachers from France and the United States.

Awards and Distinctions

-Winner of the 2013 West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
-Semi-finalist in the 2019 Concours de Flute de Paris international competition
-Three-time scholarship recipient at the Orford Music Academy

Special Skills and Training

I have worked with many teachers over the years and learned immensely from their various teaching styles. I have taken part in the Orford Music Academy’s summer program three times, where I’ve learned from exceptional teachers from France and the USA. I have also taken a woodwind pedagogy course at McGill University, which has been an indispensable resource that informs my teaching style.

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).