Rolf - Teacher #2624

Instruments:
- Piano
- Recorder
- Saxophone

Services:
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music has been at the core of my life since I was six years old when I began my first piano lessons. Since then it has brought joy and enrichment to my life in both career aspects and recreational time.
I want to bring that same passion, that I have for music, to my students. I focus on the specific needs of each individual student in order to make instrumental learning fun and stress free. In this type of environment I believe students, both child and adult, are able to maximize skills development and achieve success!

Musical Education

I have both an honours BA in Music from York University, Toronto and a Graduate Diploma In Education from University of Wollongong, Australia. I studied classical piano, privately, from the ages of six through 18. At university I continued my piano studies in jazz in improvisation. I studied both saxophone and recorder at the elementary and high schools I attended. Throughout my career I have performed with ensembles ranging from classical and folk genres to jazz and rock.

Special Skills and Training

I have more than 30 years of experience teaching in the private sector and close to 20 years of experience in the public education sector. This lengthy experience has allowed me to develop skills in multiple settings including one on one, small group and large classes. In teaching thousands of students over the years I have been exposed to many different learning styles and it has allowed me to develop effective instructional strategies that I have applied with success. It has also allowed me to attain skills and experience in multiple band and string instruments.

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).