Elizabeth - Teacher #2173

Instruments:
- Guitar
- Piano
- Ukulele
- Voice

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

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe growth and education come from a place of playfulness and curiosity. I love to nerd out on the anatomy of your instrument, particularly voice. I've had experience with injury both vocally and from playing the guitar so I'm eager to set students upon a path of healthy musical practice habits. I don't believe singers may be referred to as "just singers" either by themselves or others. I expect my vocalists to be ready to learn the same amount of ear training and theory as the rest of my students so that when musicians come together, they can work together effectively and collaboratively. The best way to study Music History is to study who your heroes studied.

Musical Education

I have a Diploma in Jazz and Contemporary Music from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton with a major in Vocal Performance (2017).
I got my teaching degree from the National College of Art and Design (N.C.A.D), Dublin, Ireland (2005).
While my very first vocal teacher was classical, I spent the last 17 years studying from various private vocal teachers who predominantly work within the contemporary music industry. These experiences have given me a broad range of teaching styles to draw upon. I've also had invaluable artistic mentorship from an artist who is signed to a major record label. This has helped guide my development as a professional artist and has enabled me to tour throughout the world.

Awards and Distinctions

Grants for my artistic projects:
X92.9 and Harvard Broadcasting recording grant, 2020.
FACTOR Artist Development grant, 2019.
SOCAN Artist Development grant, 2019.
Edmonton Arts Council Cultural Diversity Grant, 2019.
Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant, 2018

Scholarly Awards:
Jason Lang Scholarship, Grant MacEwan University, 2016
Harvard Broadcasting Award, Grant MacEwan University, 2015

Special Skills and Training

I've played multiple festivals in North America: - South By Southwest music festival and showcase in Austin, Texas - Candian Music Week in Toronto, Canada - K-Days and Kaleido Fest in Edmonton, Canada I've attended the Artists Entrepreneur course at Canada's Music Incubator in Toronto, Canada I have toured in bands in Ireland then moved to Canada and set up multiple bands throughout the country before going solo. I love to work with young songwriters to explore their creative voice

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).