Elise - Teacher #2095

- Piano
- Recorder

- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Orff
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Solfege

- English

Teaching Philosophy

The most important part of any educational situation is a positive relationship between teacher and student. I bring joy and a true love of music to structured, carefully designed lessons. Under my guidance, students also learn to love music and see their own potential. In the study of any instrument, I encourage growth as a whole musician- technique, form, ear, reading, musicianship.

Musical Education

I have a Master's degree in music education from the university of Alberta, and I taught as a school music teacher for eight years. As part of my training, I gained my Orff level III certification, and studied in Salzburg, Austria.
I have my Grade 10 piano and corresponding harmony and history training through the Royal conservatory of music. In university I elevated my theory and ear training through my music studies. In addition to private piano and theory training, I also recieved years of private voice lessons.
I am a trained early childhood Musikgarten teacher, and have taught music classes for babies-preschoolers through this method.

Awards and Distinctions

In 2010, my elementary school choir won first place at the Edmonton Kiwanis music festival, and went on to win first place at the Alberta music festival.
Privately, I have won many academic scholarships.

Special Skills and Training

My experience working with children and learners of all ages began as a teenager. I spent years volunteering with seniors and volunteer tutoring children of various ages. I went on to training and a career as an educator, and have been fortunate enough to have two little ones of my own. As a result, I feel that I have a gift for connecting with people of all ages and helping bring out gifts and talents.


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).