Marlouie - Teacher #2017

Instruments:
- Trumpet

Services:
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

As an educator, my role is to provide a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for you to learn and grow. An environment where you can express freely and without judgement. A place where you are involve in your own education and have a say on what you would like to learn. I will make sure to take into account your interest and learning styles and ensure that I adapt my teaching to your needs. Ultimately, I will engage you in activities that requires you to be creative, disciplined, focused, and expressive.

Musical Education

I completed my Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music from MacEwan University. During my time at MacEwan I held the lead trumpet chair in the MacEwan Big Band I for five seasons and was the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the MacEwan Trumpet Ensemble for three years. I appeared with the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra on numerous occasions as a section member as well as a regular pit musician of the MacEwan Theatre Department and other various musical productions. In Spring 2019, I was fortunate to be featured as a guest soloist with the Festival City Winds Music Society.

Awards and Distinctions

I had been the recipient of numerous awards including the John K. Nikel Scholarship presented by the Alberta International Band Festival, and the Diana Bacon Scholarship Award presented by Diana Bacon and the Edmonton Youth Orchestra. I also received the Maestro Award from the Seattle WorldStrides Heritage Festival, Band Director’s Award from Harry Ainlay High School, Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, Armand and Lucie Baril Scholarship, Jazz Band Scholarship and Music Convocation Award presented by MacEwan University.

Special Skills and Training

I came to Canada in 2009 from the Philippines. I went through the public-school music program at Harry Ainlay High School where I played in various ensembles. It is where my band teacher inspired me to become a musician. I continue to grow my musical career as a musician, educator, and clinician. I was a regular member of the Edmonton Youth Orchestra for six seasons. Marching music has been an integral part of my musical journey and has performed at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana with the Blue Saints Drum Corps and the Oregon Crusaders Drum Corps. I taught the Edmonton Sabers Marching Band for three seasons and was an instructor and ensemble director with the Vernon Cadet Training Centre for three summers. A few of my notable teachers includes Joel Gray (MacEwan University), Alvin Lowrey (ESO, trumpet emeritus), Bill Dimmer (ESO, trumpet emeritus), Wayne Bergeron (Los Angeles Recording Artist), and Paul Baron (Touring Musical Production). Currently, I am working with Raymond Baril and the Edmonton Winds receiving a conducting mentorship as well as with Joel Gray doing an assistantship/co-directing the Littlebirds Big Band. Having a vast experience in all aspect of music have enrich me and my knowledge of music to help students of any levels and age!

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).