Ankie - Teacher #428

- Piano

- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

As a piano teacher I offer an educational, fun, positive environment so that my students are able to enjoy playing the piano while learning the fundamentals of reading and playing music. My lessons are specifically tailored to each student's individual needs. I specialize in beginner-level piano teaching with children ages 4 and up.

Musical Education

RCM Elementary Piano Pedagogy Certificate, RCM Grade 10 Piano Examination Honours Certificate; York University, BA Hons. Communications Studies; Oklahoma City University (USA) Master of Education with MACTE-accredited Montessori Certification (Primary/EC 3-6). Participated in professional development pedagogy training at the annual RCM Teacher Professional Development Seminar in Markham ON (2011).

Awards and Distinctions

Graduate School High Honours Recipient, Department of Education, Petree College of Arts and Sciences, Oklahoma City University (2014)

Graduate Assistant Scholarship, Department of Education, Petree College of Arts and Sciences, Oklahoma City University (2014)

York University Entrance Scholarship (2003)

Special Skills and Training

Experienced in private instruction and group-class settings with elementary and beginner-level students (children 4+). Experience teaching since 2001.


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).