Lessons are available online (via Zoom) or in-person at my home in Manor Park, Ottawa, depending on health guidelines and restrictions. You are welcome to register for in-person lessons and more information regarding COVID policies will be available closer to the fall.
Please note that, unfortunately, my home is not accessible for wheelchair users; there are 3 steps to the front door and a flight of stairs to the washroom. It is accessible by bus and there is ample free street parking available.
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.