Connie - Teacher #3440

- French Horn
- Trombone
- Trumpet

- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in matching student’s music knowledge with the appropriate musical challenges is vital to developing enjoyment in learning to play an instrument. In my lessons, I use musical pieces to develop musicianship which includes basic playing techniques and the basic elements of music. I find this approach much more engaging for students.

I have studied with many notable teachers during my time at the university. I have learned to take different approaches to address students' needs. Students' well-being has always been my main priority. I always thrive for a positive and friendly teaching environment for my students. A personable learning environment greatly helps students achieve their potential.

As a teacher. I take pride and great joy in seeing the development and improvement of my students of any age. I am confident that I will be able to nurture future musicians, help them grow and develop excellent musicianship. I believe that the 1:1 teaching and learning environment would give me the perfect opportunity to guide and refine their playing skills.

Musical Education

I have a Bachelor's and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Toronto. I also studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music where I earned my A.R.C.T. diploma performance.

I have a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto where I obtained my Ontario Teaching Certificate.

Awards and Distinctions

I have received awards in various music festivals:

Adjudicator Award ( Pickering Rotary Music Featival)
First place in Toronto Kiwanis Festival
Royal Conservatory Silver Medal Wnner

Special Skills and Training

I work as Teacher-Librarian with the York Catholic District School Board.


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).