Michelle - Music Teacher # 974

- Michelle

Information about Michelle

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that learning music provides so much more than simply learning to sing or play an instrument. It's math, it helps with spacial awareness, focus & concentration, discipline, team work...and above all - it's fun!

More than ten years of teaching and coaching experience has taught me that the most important quality for me as a teacher is the ability to adapt to the students' needs while keeping specific goals in mind.

I vary my instructional approach based on each persons ability, learning style, personality, preferences and goals.

I take a holistic approach in teaching - from basic technique, breathing, and tone production to theory, productive & efficient practicing, and making the process enjoyable.

I am experienced with teaching both children and adults.

General Info

Name: Michelle (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 40's

Gender: Female

BAH Teacher No. : 974


Bachelor of Music - McGill University

Awards and Distinctions


Your instruction of my daughter was pure gold, even though she ended up not pursuing it...she learned so much in the process.

C. Smith, parent

Throughout my six years of music lessons, she has always been kind and supportive. Whenever I felt frustrated by a piece, she was patient and guided me through it. Without her encouragement, I would have given up music long ago. Not content just teaching the surface of music, she always insists I know the theory behind it.

R. Zuroff, student



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).


Additional Service(s)

Lessons in Studio

Service Available
- No additional fees for lessons at the teacher's studio.

Lessons in your Home

Service not offered

Online Lessons

Service Available
- No additional fees for online lessons.

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Complete an online form and Michelle will call you within 24 hours to interview and discuss a lesson time. Remember there are no charges processed if you decide not to book a lesson after speaking on the phone.