Sarah - Teacher #2711

Instruments:
- Clarinet
- Piano

Services:
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I have experienced the importance of music in a young individual's life, and the skills that can be taught outside of learning the music. My lesson plans focus on building confidence and love for the art and gradually building the ability to perform any work with the practice strategies learned. I believe in positive reinforcement and adjusting to an individual's needs, as no one is the same and people learn through different methods and explanations. I aim to have fun and provide guidance to allow for personal development to come straight from the student.

Musical Education

I have earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary, and I am currently studying at the University of Alberta for a Master of Music. I started playing piano at the age of seven and studied until the age of sixteen. My main instrument is the clarinet, which I began playing at the age of twelve, and have continued into my masters. I was a member of the marching band programs within the city of Calgary for eight years and I understand the important skills that music brings to a young individual's life. I am training to become a conductor but also maintain my performance experience, playing with the University of Alberta Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

Special Skills and Training

Being a woodwind instructor at a marching band for five years allowed for me to understand how to approach different students and situations without judgment. I also work with school clinics and I learn more from the students about what they need from me. I constantly work to improve myself for my students benefit.

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).