Marta - Teacher #2215

Instruments:
- Piano
- Voice

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I truly believe students work best when they feel welcomed, comfortable, and safe. Whether a student is looking to brush up on their skills, or learn something new for the first time it is my job and privilege to help them find the joy in music !

Musical Education

I began my musical journey at a very young age. I began taking piano lessons at the age of four, completing my RCM grade eight level in piano. I attended Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, where I began taking private voice lessons, completing my RCM grade eight level in voice, as well as taking part in voice competitions in Toronto, Canada.
I received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (with honours) from York University, and received a full scholarship (The Shelagh and David Wilson Scholarship) to attend the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory, where I recently graduated from the Artist Diploma Program.
In 2019, I was praised by celebrated Toronto arts critic Paula Citron in a performance as the First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute - "Woolner had the most potential of any singer on stage." I won the (York University) Concerto Competition in 2017, where I had the honour of performing with the York University Orchestra. I, "a big sound in the making - Verdi, even Wagner?" - Paula Citron, have taken part in the Saarburger Serenaden International Music Festival in Germany. I made my role Debut as the First Lady in Mozart's, The Magic Flute with the Glenn Gould School Opera.
Due to Covid-19, I was unable to make her role Debut as the titular role in Suor Angelica with the Glenn Gould School Opera. I took part in the 16th Edition of the Montreal Vocal Arts Festival.

Awards and Distinctions

2019 (ICAV) ​Compétition, "La voix est juste! - 2 prize from the Jury 2019 (ICAV) Compétition, "La voix est juste! - 3rd prize from the Public 2018-2020 - Shelagh and David Wilson Scholarship
2017 Foreign Language, open , Gold – The Newmarket Voice Festival 2017 Concerto Competition- York University
2016 Best classical duet – The Newmarket Voice Festival
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COMPOSER Mozart
Artist Diploma Program, Glenn Gould School of music
Canadian Vocal Arts Institute Intensive Summer Opera Program Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specialized Honours in Music, York University
​Saarburger Serenaden​ International Music Festival Grade 8 Piano, Royal Conservatory of Music
Grade 9 Voice, Royal Conservatory of Music
Grade 6 Piano, Honours, Royal Conservatory of Music

2014 Second place, Second Year Post Secondary Women – NATS 2011 classical, solo singer – Kiwanis Music Festival

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).