Patricia Alejandra - Teacher #2509

Instruments:
- Composition
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Piano

Languages:
- English
- French
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

When you first begin to hear music and you feel that a part of you feels more alive than ever every time your favorite music plays, then we discover that music is a language beyond any barrier, that everybody can understand and that we can even hear in nature when a bird sings as an exemple. Music is the most perfect language that comes from the heart and wraps us up in its perfection.

When we realize we can be a part of the world of music and share it with friends, learn from the music itself, and find in music the best friend, we are able to grow up and develop in a safer world. Music is a companion, a friend, a teacher and a way of expressing one self until you get to master the art and develop skills all along the way.

Everybody that is interested in learning are welcome to join a class, and with joy, fun, patience and practice we will make it easier to play the songs we like the most. Depending on the student level, we will be learning from the very beginning where we must teach our body to recognize the instrument, to develop a few techniques that will make it easier when we are looking to express ourselves or playing along.

Music is the best playground that feeds our beings and nurture our souls!

Musical Education

I have attended the Catholic University Cecilia Acosta in Maracaibo, Venezuela; where I have obtained a Bachelor's degree in Music.
I've also taken additional classes with different professors, including professors now teaching in the Yamaha Music School of Spain.

Awards and Distinctions

I received a distinction grade music diploma certified by Austin Peay State University.

Special Skills and Training

Since I was a child, I've always been deeply captivated by music. By listening to all kinds of music I learnt as much as if I were reading books. I started playing guitar at the age of 15 and after finishing my high school in sciences, I started to study music in the university. My goal was to compose and write my own music, which I have already done at the present and it fulfills me to my core, and I still do it constantly. Among my teachers, there is my composition teacher that graduated in Ukraine and also my guitar teacher who is currently a professor at the Yamaha Music School in Spain. These great minds kept me learning while I couldn't stop craving for it. I started playing piano when I entered university and it has been incredible to write music for such an amazing instrument. While writing my current album, I have also learnt to produce my own music and work on my own studio as a sound engineer. I obtained an online diploma certified by Austin Peay State University as a sound engineer, which I did at the time when writing my music and having already learnt a big part of the puzzle, which also completes my understanding when dealing with sound waves. I consider music to be a constant growing up, full of practice, emotions and thoughts of light.

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).