Shirin - Teacher #910

Instruments:
- Piano
- Violin

Services:
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- Solfege
- Suzuki

Languages:
- English
- Farsi
- Persian

Teaching Philosophy

Music is the voice of our soul and its the strongest form of magic. I have over 15 years experience in teaching music to all ages and all levels. I am very patient and I teach music materials according to my students' interests and capabilities.I encourage students to perform in public and I enjoy organizing yearly recitals for my students to play and enjoy listening to good music.

Musical Education

-Diploma of Music Performance, Tehran, Iran;
-Royal Conservatory of Music, Certificate for Violin Performance and Advanced rudiment; Vancouver, BC
-Bachelor of Business Administration; Marketing and International Business, Vancouver, BC

Awards and Distinctions

I have been an active member of different symphony orchestras in Canada and overseas since 2003. I have been performing on stage in famous theaters such as Centennial Theater in North Vancouver and Massey Theater in Burnaby with New Westminster Symphony Orchestra many times from 2005 to 2009. I have been working with various music schools in BC and always got very good feedback from my clients.
I have been trained by UCLA professors during 2012-2015 which has improved my teaching skills by far.

Special Skills and Training

I have an excellent communication and teaching skills that help me to understand my students needs. I train my students ears and sight reading skills professionally to improve their musicality and rhythm.

Rates

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

Policies


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).