Lessons are available online (via Zoom), at my studio at 830 Campbell Ave, or at my home in The Glebe, depending on health guidelines and restrictions.
My home is accessible by elevator, and is in front of Bank St bus stops. There is free street parking available throughout the neighbourhood. The studio location is next to the Carling Canadian Tire, with lots of parking and buses. The studio is on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible at this time.
At home, I have a hypoallergenic Sheepadoodle named Stevie who is still learning how to be a well behaved studio dog. She is very friendly!
Lesson fees are due by term, before the first lesson. Alternate payment structures are available; please contact me for more details.
I accept cheques, e-transfers, or cash.
If you are interested and able, you may add $20 per term which will subsidize a lesson for Pay-What-You-Can students.
Scheduling and Missed Lessons
There are three terms:
September - December
January - March
April - June
There will be "Make Up Weeks" at the end of each term.
Additional scheduling information will be given after registration.
Students must give 24 hours notice if they will be absent, at which point they may schedule a make up lesson during "Make Up Weeks". No-shows or notice given less than 24 hours in advance will not be eligible for make up lessons and payment is non-refundable.
In-person students are able to change their lesson to virtual format at any time (due to sickness or otherwise).
If I need to cancel a lesson, you can:
a) schedule a make up lesson during Make Up Weeks, or
b) request a waitlist make up lesson (ie: take another student's slot if they cancel), or
c) request a refund if no make up lesson time can be found
Repertoire and Scores
Repertoire selection is a collaborative process; I will never force you to sing or play something you aren't interested in. Please come to lessons with a sense of what you're interested in working on (solo and/or choral rep). This could be specific pieces, composers, or even styles or artists you love!
While I will source most repertoire for you, there may be times when I'll ask you to purchase your own scores (for any exams or festival performances).
You are welcome to video and/or audio record your lessons for your own use. Please do not share publicly.