Information about Scherene
In my teaching I place a strong emphasis on ear training and oral traditions of classical music and folk music; however, I also encourage strong reading skills and the theory behind the music. That being said, I also believe that everyone learns differently and try to tailor lessons to the needs of my students. As a music teacher I believe that we do not simply teach music, but self-respect, responsibility to others, and an enthusiasm for learning. Music can open many doors in life, and is a language shared around the world.
Name: Scherene (Full name will be provided upon registration)
BAH Teacher No. : 1430
Vancouver Island University- Jazz Studies
York University- Classical Performance
Special Skills & Training
I have been playing the violin for 16 years and have studied under many great teachers. I began my musical career as a fiddle player and began studying classical violin at the age of 12, since my early teens I have recorded on several albums, studied jazz for two years at Vancouver Island University and classical performance under the late Jacques Israelievitch at York university. I am a skilled teacher, writer and performer with a passion for music in all of its forms, with a proficiency on trumpet, alto saxophone, and in voice. Sharing my passion for music has been my motivation as a performer and teacher since I was 13 and I hope that over the years I will continue to have a positive impact in the communities where I live through the medium of music.
Awards and Distinctions
2007 BC Youth Fiddle Champion,
2009 BC Open Fiddle Champion,
2009 BC Junior Showcase.
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 not offered
This teacher does not operate a teaching studio.
Lessons in your HomeService Available
- A charge of $15.00 per teacher visit applies.
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Online LessonsService Available
- No additional fees for online lessons.