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Allison
« Ashley and I were working colleagues, she was the Office Manager and... More »
Allison
« Ashley and I were working colleagues, she was the Office Manager and kept everything in running smoothly. We worked for approximately 5-6 years and always was focused,polite and most importantly on time. Very knowledgeable and hard working. She rolls her sleeve in anything she does. Allison »
$55/h
First lesson is free!
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Lessons offered by Ashley
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • For children
  • 1st year
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year
  • Beginner

Teaching private piano lessons in the Toronto area! Accepting students from the ages of five to thirteen. Teaching on evenings and weekends which also includes the student's first musical booklet!

Methodology

Each student will be mentored according to their individual learning style. While recognizing their true potential and capabilities as a visual learner, a verbal learner, a physical learner, or for those who prefer using sound and music, their inspiration and talents will be nurtured so they are able to excel and succeed through a structured course of development.

Various teaching methods will be taught so that students will be able to express their own creativity. For those who are visual learners, they will prefer using pictures and images for their understanding while someone who is a verbal learner would prefer using words through speech and writing. Students will be engaged in various activities throughout their classroom experience such as memorizing sounds, listening to recordings and playing them back which will include different styles of high and low notes, long notes, loud and soft notes, learning finger control and coordination on the piano, testing their levels of pitch, and different rhythmic patterns as well as learning to read music.

Over the course of the year students will study the RCM Celebration Series, 2015 method books which provide a diverse collection from Baroque, Classical, Romantic 20th-and 21st century style periods. Musical training will be incorporated on a weekly basis as well as practicing assignments that will support their musical development and create independent learning in sight reading, technique, and theory. In addition to their development, students will partake in the assessments for the RCM examination which is a useful measure of their progress and to improve their musicianship skills while obtaining the RCM Certification upon successful completion of the exam.

There’s more to music than just the melody. Students are encouraged to participate in the recital competition which is a great opportunity for them to showcase their hard work and progress throughout the year that can also be very rewarding. We will celebrate the success and the challenges that will build their confidence and intellectual development. As a teacher and a mentor, each student will be recognized and acknowledged for their achievements in order to enhance their sense of accomplishment and encourage motivation for continued improvement.



Background

Music is a great therapy for the soul, and it allows our minds to explore our musical imagination which makes learning more fun and memorable. I have been blessed with a wonderful gift and greatly motivated to play piano from the age of eight years old.

With extensive years of experience playing the piano, being the lead pianist in my church community, and successfully completing the required levels of the Royal Conservatory examinations in which I’ve been honored in receiving an award for First Class Honors with Distinction as well as scholarships; learning to play the piano has inspired me to become the musician and teacher I am today.

Through dedication, hard work, and a solid support system each student will excel in attaining their goals and improving their music literacy and performance in becoming a great musician.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $ 55/h

Details

Included in the private lesson fee is phone and email support in between lessons for when students have a question about the material we are covering in the lessons. There is no extra charge for this supplementary support. Lesson fees must be paid monthly in advance and are non-refundable. There are no discounts on lesson fees. Weekly payments cannot be accepted.

|MAKE-UP LESSONS|

Students are expected to pay for a lesson every week regardless of attendance. The exception of annual vacations if prior arrangements were made where a student takes more than 3 weeks vacation. However, the appointment time cannot be guaranteed when the student returns. Make-up lessons are available if given twenty-four hours advance notice. Make-up lessons must be taken within four weeks and cannot be carried forward. A student may not have more than five make-up lessons per year. Students who fail to make-up the missed lesson are still required to pay for it.

|CANCELLATION - RESCHEDULE - LATE SHOW - NO SHOW|

Students will be charged for lessons that are cancelled within 24-hours of the lesson or if the student does not show up for the lesson.

If students are unable to keep the scheduled time and would like to reschedule, I will make every effort to find an opening in my schedule to accommodate the students request to reschedule.

If students show up late, I reserve the right to end the lesson at the scheduled end time, even if the student does not receive the full amount of scheduled time. The full lesson fee will still be assessed in that event.

|TRAVEL FEES|

Travel fees per trip (mileage calculated one way from my studio) are calculated as follows:

5 miles= $3.50
10 miles= $7.50
15 miles= $9.00
Each additional mile: $1.00
All fees are subject to change.

|LATE PAYMENT FEES|

Lesson fees are subject to a surcharge of 13% for late payment. In the event your cheque is returned for lack of funds available (NSF) you will be required to pay any related bank fees.
All payments are non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

|PAYMENT METHODS & REFUNDS|

We currently accept CASH, electronic funds transfer (EFT) and personal cheques. All personal cheques are to be made payable to Unity Music. A receipt will be issued upon transaction.
All payments are non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.


Lessons offered by Ashley
Individual
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • For children
  • 1st year
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year
  • Beginner

The 8 reviews on Ashley
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

8 recommendations

Allison

Ashley and I were working colleagues, she was the Office Manager and kept everything in running smoothly. We worked for approximately 5-6 years and always was focused,polite and most importantly on time. Very knowledgeable and hard working. She rolls her sleeve in anything she does.

Allison

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Monique

Best in the city hands down!
Ashley is a great piano teacher and very talented. She is very attentive and gives her students 100%

Joanna

I believe Ashely is trustworthy and would make a great teacher because she puts others before herself. She is patient and always cheerful with people. Especially with children! She smiles a lot and is an easy person to get along with. She is not a quitter and is determined to help students in any way she can to the best of her ability. And she will always remain positive no matter what. This is why she will most definitely make a great teacher.

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