Anna - Teacher #2005

Instruments:
- Piano

Services:
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that music is one of the most wonderful gifts that one could share with the world. As a versatile musician who is trained in both classical and jazz, music to me, has no limits and is not bounded to one particular genre. My teaching style involves creating a supportive and a stimulating environment for my students to explore and to challenge themselves at their own pace. Whether you are looking to play piano for fun, or to pursue music seriously in the future, I can help you work towards your goals (classical, pop, and jazz.)

Throughout my teaching experiences, I believe that it is important to incorporate theory, history, composition and arrangement into my lessons, while fostering good piano techniques. In doing so, my students will develop not only a deeper understanding of the music that they play, but also a greater appreciation for the music when they see it in context. I am also an advocate for learning music by ear and improvising, as these skills are essential to becoming a well-rounded pianist who is completely “free.”

Musical Education

I have been playing piano for over 18 years. I am a versatile pianist, explorer and improviser. When I am not playing classical music, I spend my time jazzing up, exploring different harmonies, and finding beautiful melodies. Earlier in my career, I studied classical piano with Tina Yanchus, a Julliard alumni at Western University, earning a degree in Bachelor of Music Education. Later, I developed a passion for jazz and continued my study at Mohawk College under Adrean Farrugia, a Juno nominated pianist. In 2019, I received a Masters Degree for Jazz Performance at Bowling Green State University in USA, where I further developed my improvisation skills under the guidance of Ariel Kasler, a talented Berklee College of Music alumni.

Special Skills and Training

I enjoy composing, transcribing and coming with creative ways to arrange existing songs. I have a strong passion for theory, especially jazz theory, which intersects a lot with classical music.

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).