Noelle - Teacher #2599

Instruments:
- Piano
- Voice

Services:
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I aim to provide each student with a safe and supportive learning environment and to help students discover more about music and themselves through learning concepts of body alignment, musicianship, and healthy technique. Students will build a sense of vocal and body awareness through full body physical exercises targeting muscles responsible for breathing and specific vocal exercises tailored to the student. In lessons, the goal is always to find ease and joy in singing.

Musical Education

I have a Bachelor of Music and a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance from Memorial University of Newfoundland and this spring, I will graduate from the University of Toronto with a Master's of Opera Performance. I studied voice and piano since I was 6 years old and I continue to study piano privately. I study breath mechanics with Jennifer Swan from the Canadian Opera Company and powerlifting with Joshua Kroyer and I love to use what I am learning with them to help my students build a stronger awareness of their own bodies and voices. When I was in highschool, I sang in a heavy metal band and while opera is my focus currently, I still very much love heavy metal.

Awards and Distinctions

Performer for the Stratton Visitor in Music: Susan Graham - 2021
Performer for the Stratton Visitor in Music: Joyce Didonato - 2021
Finalist in the Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Competition - 2018
2nd place Classical Voice - Canadian Federation of Music Festivals Nationals Level - 2016
Vocal Rose Bowl Winner - St. John's Kiwanis Music Festival - 2016

Special Skills and Training

Powerlifting and Other elements of physical fitness Breathing mechanics - Jennifer Swan methodology Extensive Performance Experience Including appearances as Laurie in The Tenderland, Carlotta in the Phantom of the Opera, Monica in The Medium, and Cunegonde in Candide TESOL TEFL - Specialization in teaching Young Chinese Learners Level 5 Certification TEFL

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).