Adriana - Teacher #3730

- Bass Clarinet
- Clarinet
- Ukulele

- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I strongly believe that all people are inherently musical! The instruments we choose to practice and use to express ourselves are extensions of who we are as musicians and artists.

I aim to establish a positive, safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment when I teach. My training as a music therapist and musician inform my approach to teaching music. I approach teaching with a trauma-informed and person-centered lens to ensure that students feel empowered, motivated, and encouraged in their lessons.

I will teach students the fundamentals of their instruments and encourage them to find music that they enjoy to work on in lessons. If they are unsure of what they'd like to work on, I have many options and books on my shelf to offer!

Musical Education

I attended the following schools earning the following degrees:
- University of Toronto - Master of Music in Clarinet Performance
- Wilfrid Laurier University - Master of Music Therapy (to be conferred in October 2023)
- University of Alberta - Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance

Throughout my studies, I have played with University orchestras and wind ensembles, several chamber music groups, as well as various community and professional groups in Edmonton and Toronto.

Awards and Distinctions

University of Toronto Fellowship (2019-2021)
National Music Festival: Second Place (Woodwinds) (2018)
Edmonton Youth Orchestra: Diana Bacon Scholarship (2018)
Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival: Kevin P. Smith Memorial Scholarship (2018); Kenneth Myers Memorial Scholarship (2018)

Special Skills and Training

I attended the National Youth Band of Canada from 2016-2018. This summer music experience was invaluable to my learning as a team member in a large ensemble! I also attended various summer music festivals, including Domaine Forget de Charlevoix and Orford Music Academy to continue to work on my skills as a clarinetist, performer, and teacher.


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).