Amilia - Teacher #2184

Instruments:
- Piano
- Violin

Services:
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Suzuki

Languages:
- English
- Russian

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that music has the fundamental power to change how we think, and the ability to expand our understanding of the world. Music is as much an art form as it is history, and I attempt to work both in to all lessons. Music lessons should be fun and enjoyable for the student, but should also encourage them to learn more on their own, and continuously aspire to develop their own creative skills. The theory behind music is also important to keep in mind, and should be considered in depth; much like any language, developing an understanding of the basics allows for a better and far deeper ability to extend this knowledge to other instruments. Nonetheless, music lessons should be interactive, and both educational and entertaining, ultimately being fun for the student. After all, to enjoy music, you must understand the emotion behind, and the most potent emotion in art is joy.

Musical Education

I have officially completed 10 grades of violin violin with the Royal Conservatory of Music, working with a teacher from the Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary, AB. During this time, I gained experience with classical, baroque, romantic, and contemporary music. My teacher had been previously trained in a number of methods in the European Conservatory in Switzerland. During my time with this teacher, I learned that maintaining high standards for performance and practice are vital to be able to grow. In addition to my classical training with my Swiss teacher, I also gained experience as an ensemble musician working with the Chamber and Conservatory Orchestras at the Mount Royal University and, most notably, the nationally acclaimed Calgary Youth Orchestra under the tutelage of a Juilliard graduate.

Awards and Distinctions

RCM Grade 9 First Class Honours certification (2018)
Alberta Registered Music Teacher's Association (ARMTA) Scholarship (2017)
RCM Gold medal, grade 8 violin (2016)
ARMTA Medal (2016)
RCM Gr. 8 First Class Honours Certificate (2015)
Honourable Mention, International Protege Competition, Carnegie Hall (2014)
RCM Gr. 6 First Class Honours Certificate (2014)

Special Skills and Training

My mother and grandmother before me were both music teachers, and have both taught me the value of both learning and teaching music. Through the time I spent attending lessons with my grandmother, I learned that patience, perseverance, and dedication are the most defining qualities in a good teacher. Having the legacy of two generations of music teachers consistently inspiring me has encouraged me to always work hard to help my students to the best of my ability, and to never turn a blind eye to the power of education. I believe that this legacy has also enriched me as a teacher, as well as a performer.

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).