Kayla - Teacher #3479

- Saxophone
- Singer-Songwriter
- Voice

- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Since childhood, I have *always* sought out music and the arts as a means of expressing myself. The sheer passion and joy that I feel when I'm making and listening to music is incomparable, and I've always wanted to share that feeling with other people. Music is a powerful tool to channel one's emotions, and invoke an emotional response in listeners too. I'm confident that with musical training anyone can learn to appreciate music at a deeper level, and develop their own ability to uniquely express themselves with song. I think that music is one of the best gifts anyone could receive, and to better understand what you like about music can improve your quality of life.

Musical Education

Private singing lessons have been a part of my life for the past 12 years and counting, having studied classical RCM material for 8 years before pivoting to musical theatre and jazz styles. I am going into my second year of studying voice at Capilano University's Jazz Studies program with the goal of becoming a music educator.

Awards and Distinctions

- Subject Excellence award recognition in the following secondary school courses: Concert Band 10, 11, 12, Concert Choir 10, 11, 12, Vocal Jazz 10, 11, 12, Jazz Band 10, 11, 12, Musical Theatre 10, 11, and 12.
- Top Overall Student GPA of my entire grade in 2019

Special Skills and Training

- Current University music student - RCM level 5 Theory and Voice certificate (90%+ final score) - RCM level 7 voice repertoire knowledge and performance - Coastal Sound Youth Choir performances between 2020-2023 - Numerous live performances--both in-person and digital--for school fundraising events between 2017-2021 - Soprano 1 in the 2019 BCMEA Honours Vocal Jazz ensemble, 20+ hours of workshop time with Brian Dokko


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).