Audrey - Teacher #2640

- Piano

- Ear Training
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

- English

Teaching Philosophy

My favourite quote (author unkowh):
"Music is science.
Music is math.
Music is a language.
Music is phys ed.
Music develops insight & critical thinking.
Music induces research.
Music is all of these things, but most important, Music is Art."
That is why I love to teach music.

Musical Education

I studied piano with private teachers for more than 20 years, starting out with classical music and music theory (Royal Conservatory) then moved on to explore other genres. I also studied French Horn for 10 years. Most recently, I became certified with Music for Young Children as well as became a Royal Conservatory Certified Teacher after taking their online pedagogy 6 month course.

Special Skills and Training

My first piano teacher, with whom I studied for 10 years was 86 years old, and the wisest woman I ever met. She was like a grandmother to me, and insisted on excellence in all of her students, without being intimidating. Over the years, I have become that type of teacher, having spent 10 years teaching Music For Young Children and 5 years teaching music in the Montessori classroom. I particularly enjoy teaching private lessons, though, because of the opportunity to really get to know my students and their families. I find my music relationships very comfortable for both me and the families I choose to teach. I enjoy giving the young ones their first steps on their musical journey, but I also love teaching my intermediate students, some of whom I have had since preschool! My oldest student is 73 and is now in her second year of piano and she is having the time of her life! My background is very eclectic — I am a singer (community choirs) as well as a French Horn player/community bad geek! I enjoy studying and teaching most genres of music, and I keep an open mind toward music that is new to me. This comes in handy when my intermediate students request their current favourites to learn on the piano. Not every pop piece translates well, but I do my best to make it work for them, because music is all about expressing yourself — letting others know who you are through your playing.


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


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).