Sam - Teacher #2823

Instruments:
- Voice

Services:
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

My goal is to bring artists closer to themselves and empower their authentic voices. In my lessons, I empower artists to experiment and explore their voices by creating a space that feels safe, accessible, and free of judgment. I guide artists towards vocal autonomy by encouraging them to get to know their unique instrument, listen to their bodies, and follow their impulses and desires. I want to work on whatever YOU want to work on! My multi-disciplinary experience means that there's not much I can't do for and with you on your journey of developing your musical and vocal skills, and if I can't, I want to learn with you!

Musical Education

I have an honours Bachelor's degree in Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan College. Here, I trained in voice, acting, dance, piano and music theory.
I am currently working towards finishing a Certificate in General Music Studies from Berklee College of Music with a specialty in teaching contemporary voice, music theory, and music production.
I have been studying voice for 15 years with a variety of different coaches. My training was both classical and contemporary focused. I've also been studying music theory for 10 years and am at an advanced level.

Special Skills and Training

I specialize in teaching mix/belt in various styles (specifically music theatre and pop), but also have experience teaching in many other styles! I can help you develop important skills such as musicianship, agility, improvisation, and extended voice technique (screaming/growling). I will collaborate with you to create a customized warm up routine and create custom backing tracks for you to practice with at home. I can also play guitar and piano, giving me a deeper understanding of musicianship on more than just a vocal level. I'm a music producer, so there is opportunity to collaborate on creating demos and learning recording technique I am an actor and performer, so I have the lived experience to provide you with live performance coaching in our sessions.

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).