Lynn - Teacher #2070

Instruments:
- Viola
- Violin

Services:
- Ear Training
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony

Languages:
- English
- French
- Japanese

Teaching Philosophy

My goal as a teacher is to have students be able freely express their artistic ideas. Whether that means to tackle technical challenges or to clarify musical ideas, I am here to create a space for students to freely create and express themselves with their instrument.

I've taught music to various age groups in many different settings and the one thing that connects everyone's learning experience is the joy of having the ability to create. I hope I can continue this journey while creating a fun atmosphere for my students.

Musical Education

I'm currently attending the Juilliard School for my bachelors in viola performance.
I started studying violin privately from age 6 with the Suzuki method. I went on to attend the Taylor Academy at the RCM until I was eighteen. At the RCM, I was immersed in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances as well as studying RCM ear training, theory, and history. I also studied viola privately at the RCM and eventually switching my focus primarily on the viola. I've also performed in the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, establishing connections with the Toronto orchestra community.
I have performed in venues around the world and have performed as a soloist with various orchestras around Canada including Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, and others.

Awards and Distinctions

I've won several competitions as a soloist including Aspen Music Festival Competition, Canadian Music Competition, Marta Hidy Prize Concerto Competition, and others.

I've attended several music festivals for full scholarship including New York String Orchestra Seminar, Aspen Music Festival, Morningside Music Bridge Festival, and the Young Artist Program at the National Arts Center.

Special Skills and Training

In Toronto, I've taught privately for several years, teaching from beginners to advanced musicians. I've volunteered in the Toronto Community Orchestra as the principal violist, leading my section, giving technical and musical advice to orchestra members. In New York, I've taught music at New York Public Schools and in conservatory setting at the Juilliard Pre-College, teaching young musicians from grades 1 - 9. I also have experience volunteering at programs for kids with disabilities, including Holland Bloorview Hospital and Centennial Infant & Child Centre. I've seen the way music can affect children in different ways and I'm hoping that my experience can help people connect to their artistic self!

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).