Deanna - Teacher #2657

- Piano
- Singer-Songwriter
- Voice

- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Solfege

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music and musical expression is an integral component to development and growth. I believe in the beneficial capacity of music. I believe it encourages joy and freedom of expression. All of my lessons are centred around artistic expression, and the enjoyment of music.

Hic ad melodiam
-“Here for the melodies”

Musical Education

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Honours Music Program. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
•  Graduated with Honours Classical Vocal Major

Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario
Applied Music Diploma
• Graduated with Honours
• Performance diploma in Classical Vocal

Kindermusik Certification

Teaching Assistant Mohawk College Music Program
• Teaching Assistant Role (Piano T.A.)
Assisted with Beginner Piano Class

Cooperative Education Program (Music)
•  Itinerant music teacher
•  Trained through the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts to instruct students and their teachers in music education

Awards and Distinctions

•  Dean’s Honour List McMaster University
•  The Joan Frances Bowling Scholarship           
 Assistant Teaching Position. Working Scholarship Applied Music Program Mohawk College           
• Academic Scholarship Excellence Award from Mohawk College Applied Music Department
•  Aiming for the Top Academic Scholarship
Ontario Academic Scholarship

Special Skills and Training

Royal Conservatory of Music Honours Rudiments I & II Theory Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts • Trained in Orff, Kodály, and Suzuki methods Piano Tuning training


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).