Martin - Teacher #2649

Instruments:
- Voice

Services:
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

Languages:
- English
- French
- German
- Italian

Teaching Philosophy

To be honest, one of the things I enjoy most about teaching students Voice is learning about their voices together. In that way, I learn new things about Voice as we both discover their instrument. So, I add to my knowledge as well as theirs.

But I also enjoy seeing their joy in ‘getting’ something about music and their voice, their pleasure in discovering new things about a song they’re working on, their satisfaction of performing a favourite song the best they ever have.

I’ll give exercises that we’ll work on to discover and expand a student’s physical abilities. We’ll work on understanding music with their vocal instrument. But we also learn how to combine words and music to express what a student finds special in a piece of music.

Musical Education

My academic and performance training include the following:
Indiana University - Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice
University of Northern Iowa - Master of Arts in Music
University of Iowa - Bachelor of Music
AIMS in Graz, Austria
I have performed Classical, Music Theatre, Jazz and Pop repertoire in Canada, the United States, Germany, Austria, and Italy.

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).