Vira - Music Teacher # 998

My approach is eclectic and open to all genres of music; and my method is designed individually for each student, based on what they want to achieve.

- Vira

Information about Vira

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching focuses on helping a student achieve good technique, tone quality, intonation and musicality all while having fun learning the instrument. My approach is eclectic and open to all genres of music; and my method is designed individually for each student, based on what they want to achieve.

I believe that everything is achievable by anyone. Accessing that place in one's mind is a key to success in performance and in life.

General Info

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

Age: 30's

Gender: Female

BAH Teacher No. : 998


York University - Master of Music
York University - Bachelor of Music

Special Skills & Training

I annually annually perform with my Gypsy Show Band and a smaller branch of our Trio; the latter recorded and released their first CD in 2010.

My quartet/trio - a grouped formed with colleagues from York University, providing professional quality music for various events;
Baarbad Music - a Persian Music Ensemble;

I was a Member of the Mississauga Symphony 2009 - 2011, a community orchestra performing every month at The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

My education at York University focused on Violin Performance and Composition.

I am also involved in orchestrating, arranging, and composing original music for herself, her colleagues, and students.


English, Russian, Ukrainian

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 Available
- A charge of $15.00 per teacher visit applies.
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Online Lessons

Service Available
- No additional fees for online lessons.

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