Heidi - Teacher #2044

- Piano
- Ukulele
- Voice

- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Orff
- Solfege

- English

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is based on the student having an outlet to realize their creativity and potential as a singer or musician. Singing is a passion to soothe the self as much as the audience. The act of communicating in song is one that cannot be duplicated with any other instrument. A voice is something you can take wherever you go and therefore ought to be given a chance to reach full potential. ‘With proper technique and skills, a new or intermediate singer can extend their repertoire and vocal range which could lead to numerous possibilities.

Musical Education

Bachelor of Music Opera Major, U.B.C.
Master’s of Music Opera Major, U.B.C.
Douglas College, Voice and Piano
Orff Level I

Awards and Distinctions

Throughout secondary school I went to music festivals every year and in 1990 was chosen to compete at the BC Festival of the arts in Voice. As a young adult I continued to place at vocal festivals, winning a placement in Operatic performance from UBC as well as earning solo roles in both opera, oratorio and song in the lower mainland. I won a spot to study at the Banff Centre for Arts as well as Orford Arts Centre, and abroad in a small town in Italy.

Special Skills and Training

This is the place for: -festivals and competitions -RCM examination preparation -honing your craft -exploring your individual potential -note reading, theory -vocal and piano pedagogy -all abilities, diverse-abilities


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


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).