Nadia - Music Teacher # 2052
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
Information about Nadia
Music has been a huge part of my life and continues to be as I have the opportunity to share it with others, through teaching and performing. Did you know that music is the only discipline that grows and uses the entire brain all at once, it is amazing! But music not only changes your brain and helps it to grow and be healthy, it soothes your soul and allows a person to express themselves like never before. Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
Name: Nadia (Full name will be provided upon registration)
BAH Teacher No. : 2052
I am a Canadian musician who has played violin and piano for over twenty years. I grew up performing classical music through the Royal Conservatory of Music method, and participated in many competitive festivals.
In addition to my classical violin training, I grew up performing fiddle music at various fiddle camps in Alberta, and was a part of a fiddle band called the Trixie Chicks. The Trixie Chicks traveled all across Alberta for six years performing at various venues, festivals, and concerts, including a CD release concert for Brett Kissel. The Trixie Chicks were very popular at the Fringe Festival in Edmonton and got the opportunity to record their very own CD with a variety of fiddle and Celtic repertoire.
I chose to further my musical aptitude by completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the King’s University in Edmonton. I finished my degree with honors with distinction in 2014 and I am currently teaching private music lessons from my studio in Edmonton. I began teaching music in 2009 from my own studio at home, and at various music schools which include Millwoods Music School, Dominelli School of Music, and Long & McQuade.
Additionally, I have also taken part in singing soprano within many different choirs throughout Edmonton including the Chamber choir at the Kings University.
Music has shaped my life in every aspect and I am so thankful that I am able to teach others and help them on their own music shaping pathway.
Special Skills & Training
I have participated in the Sherwood Park Music Festival for over 10 years with high grades and I have had the pleasure of adjudicating the Kiwanis festival in Edmonton.
I am currently accompanying some of my violin students for their RCM examinations and am actively teaching theory and composition to some of my other music students.
I thoroughly enjoy being apart of so many peoples' musical journeys and am looking forward to being apart of yours!
Awards and Distinctions
-Alexander Rutherford Award
-Jason Lang Scholarship
-Leadership Scholarship (Sherwood Park Lions)
-Child Care Staff Qualification Certificate
-Bachelor of Music with distinction
-Various other high GPA academic scholarships from Grant MacEwan University
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.
Lessons in your HomeService not offered
Online LessonsService Available
- No additional fees for online lessons.