Kimberly - Music Teacher # 1796
My primary goal is to inspire in students a deep love of music.
Information about Kimberly
My primary goal is to inspire in students a deep love of music and through the process of developing their skills on their chosen instrument, comes a blossoming of self confidence as well as the inspiration to achieve anything they set their minds to. The people in my life who have made the most profound impact and have given me the courage to pursue my goals have all been my violin teachers, and so my goal is to be able to inspire others through music the same way.
Name: Kimberly (Full name will be provided upon registration)
BAH Teacher No. : 1796
I graduated in May 2018 with a Master's Degree in Violin Performance from McGill University where I studied with Andrew Wan and Alexander Read, Concertmaster and Prinicipal second violin of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Previously I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music where I studied with Mikhail Kopelman and Lynn Blakeslee.
Special Skills & Training
I am also very passionate about other genres of music. I am currently the violinist for the rock band Vaerisa, based in Toronto. Also, I have been hired to play in Eastman School of Music jazz concerts, can be heard on the soundtrack for a Star-trek episode, performed in a punk-rock band at the House of Blues in San Diego, played in the orchestra for Montréal's 375 Anniversary concert (which included major artists like: Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Patrick Watson, Isabelle Boulay, Coeur de pirate, Pierre Lapointe, DJ Champion and Diane Dufresne), performed in the orchestra for indie artist, Klô Pelgag, and recorded the theme song to the video game Renaine which will be released soon on the Nintendo Switch.
Awards and Distinctions
In January 2018 I was one of the 5 musicians accepted to the Canadian Opera Company's Orchestra Academy and performed and rehearsed with the COC orchestra for their production of Rigoletto. In Summer 2017 I was featured as a soloist with the Vermont Mozart Festival orchestra, as well as Concertmaster. I have also served as Principal 2nd Violin of the McGill Symphony orchestra, and Associate Concertmaster of the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra.
Out of the Professional Orchestra Auditions I have taken so far, I was a Super Finalist for the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and a Finalist for the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan. Furthermore, in 2013 I won 3rd Prize in the Pacific Region International Music Festival Concerto Competition.
Rates and Policies
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
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).
Lessons in StudioService Available
- No additional fees for lessons at the teacher's studio.