Elizabeth - Teacher #2136

- Cello
- Composition

- Composition
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

Having a previous musical background can be helpful, but it is not a requirement to study with me. My approach to teaching is flexible and adaptable, catering to each student's unique needs and aspirations. I enjoy working with my students to understand their goals and to create a personalized learning journey that helps them reach their full potential.

Musical Education

I hold a Master of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, which I earned in 2006. I also completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music from Simon Fraser University in 2004. Beyond that, I have 17+ years' experience teaching music lessons (cello, composition, and music theory) privately.

Awards and Distinctions

I am a nationally award-winning Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a member of the Canadian League of Composers, and the Association of Canadian Women Composers, as well as being Allegra Chamber Orchestra's current Composer-in-Residence. My music has been performed so far in over 10 countries around the world.

Special Skills and Training

As a composer and cellist with many years' experience teaching and performing, I also offer private music composition, music theory, orchestration, and arranging lessons for students of all levels-- beginner to advanced.


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).