Dana - Teacher #3427

- Violin

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Suzuki

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that music is essential for all of us to be well-rounded individuals, and I want to share that with as many people as I possibly can! I have taught violin for many years, and I love watching my students grow and change as they learn -- I'm happy to facilitate that change in any way that I can.

Musical Education

I have studied violin since I was 3 years old, and recently received my Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Victoria. During that degree, I had the pleasure of studying under the Lafayette String Quartet, Canada's premiere string quartet, and I have also studied under Skyros Quartet in the past. In addition to my own education, I'm honored to be part of a lineage of violinists that can be directly traced to Shinichi Suzuki, Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein, and many other truly incredible musicians and educators.

Special Skills and Training

I grew up learning violin through the Suzuki method, so I am extremely familiar with its concepts of encouragement, collaboration, and ear training. Although the Suzuki method is technically geared towards young children, I find that it is truly applicable for all ages of students. I'm currently in the process of receiving my formal Suzuki certifications, and I will be certified through at least Book 2 by the end of 2023!


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).