Jean Alejandra - Teacher #2518

Instruments:
- Clarinet
- Percussions
- Recorder
- Voice

Services:
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

I became a teacher because I want to inspire and have an impact on young minds. I want to help to shape student character, help to build critical thinkers, and equip students to make meaningful contributions to society. It is also important to me to develop student initiative, creativity, tolerance and respect for each other’s opinions. I want my students to be successful by making sure they feel confident about their unique talents and abilities. Teaching is a very important job and a huge responsibility; it is a commitment to individualized student success for all. Teaching requires dedication. I believe I have the passion, the motivation, and the courage to fulfill this calling in my life.

My lesson will have physical warm-ups which includes posture and playing techniques, will also include some theory, and performance part.

My hope is for my students to enjoy lessons and continue learning and pursuing music.

Musical Education

I have a BA in Honours Music from McMaster University, which included performance on clarinet and Classical voice.

As part of my clarinet performance experience, I was part of the Mississauga Youth Orchestra, Hamilton Phillharmonic Youth Orchestra, and McMaster Concert Band for several years.

My vocal performance experience includes singing with McMaster University Choir and Women's Choir, Boris Brott Festival Choir, Chorus Niagara, Musicata Ensemble. Also,I have been a soprano choral scholar at Port Nelson United and St. Jude's Anglican Church.

Besides my performance experience also have teaching experience, currently teach privately online music theory, voice and clarinet. I also have experience with viola, flute, saxophone, percussion and can teach beginner piano.

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).