Marianne - Teacher #786

- Piano

- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I am an ARCT-certified Piano teacher with nearly 50 years teaching experience. I am on the Executive of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Assoc., Edmonton Branch. I will teach beginners through to Grade 9, from age 5 to adults, whoever wants to learn to play! Learn to play those old favorites, or the new pop hits; become your church's piano accompanist, or prepare for exams...whatever you want to achieve in piano, I will help you to do it. I believe that every student is an individual with their own capabilities, and my job as your teacher is to help you bring out the best of those capabilities!

Musical Education

Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT
Member of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association and the ARMTA Edmonton BrANCH
Attend yearly RCM Teacher Seminars

Awards and Distinctions

Over the past three years, I completed the coursework through the Royal Conservatory of Music to become a Certified Teaching Specialist at both the Elementary (Preparatory A to Level 4) and Intermediate (Levels 5 to 8) Levels.

Special Skills and Training

Each year I attend the RCM Teachers' seminar to upgrade my skills; as well I read their monthly newsletter to keep up on new developments regarding teaching tools and methods so that I can apply those tools and methods to my practice. I believe in practicing on a regular basis to keep up my own performance skills, so that I can properly demonstrate skills to my exam students.


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).