Sheila - Teacher #3942

- Piano
- Voice

- Ear Training
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that music is for everyone and am passionate about breaking down barriers to music education. I accept students of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, genders and special needs. I have 15 years experience teaching piano, voice, theory and songwriting to individuals and small groups. I believe music should be a personal exploration and customize each lesson to the students interests, goals and learning style. I strive to create classes that are interesting, rewarding and enjoyable for students from every walk of life.

Musical Education

I have the following teaching credentials.
-Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance University of Lethbridge, 2008.
-RCM Teaching Online Course certification, 2022.
-Many years piano instruction and completion of grade 10 RCM practical piano exam.

Awards and Distinctions

Jason Lang Scholarship for Exceptional Academic Achievement

Special Skills and Training

-15 years experience teaching piano, voice, theory and songwriting to individuals and small groups. -Experience with students with a variety of special needs. -10 years experience accompanying singers and strings in RCM exams, recitals and festival. I create my own accompaniment tracks so that students can practice at home. -Participant in the Alberta Centennial Choir. -Participant in University Singers including Cuba tour.


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).