Katherine - Teacher #921

Instruments:
- Piano

Services:
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Orff
- RCM
- Solfege

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in a rounded approach to teaching. I incorporate the best aspects of all the pedagogical methods and apply them to my own teaching method. I believe that my students must love the pieces they play, and I always allow them to either choose the pieces from a repertoire or reflect on pieces that i have chosen for them. I also incorporate ear training, composition and solfege in my whole approach to teaching piano. I work with the student and the parent, and understand that each family has different expectations from the outcome of their lessons;therefore, I discuss with the student and the parent if they would like to follow the RCM syllabus, or a different program. I tailor the program based on the needs of my student, and constantly make modifications to it, upon further consultation and reflection with both the student and the parent. I also believe in the value of performance, and I try to organize a yearly recital for my students, and allow them to showcase their talent. I have a wonderful rapport with my students and parents.

Musical Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music - York University
Bachelor of Education - Tyndale University
Royal Conservatory of Music - Grade 10 Piano Performance Diploma

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).