“Music is everywhere, and is a universal language that if truly portrayed can reach where words can't.”
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Music is everywhere, and is a universal language that if truly portrayed can reach where words can't. Our bodies move off of vibrations that are on a frequency such as every living thing, to be able to have the gift of interacting learning and understanding the language freedom and love of it is a gift every person should have the chance to experience. I believe every student is different and deserves a unique and individual approach, that connects to them and allow them to tap into that field and language.
Name: Aaron (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an associates degree in music performance from Holland College, which included performance classes in jazz, latin, funk, pop, r&b, and reggae, woodwind harmony and improvisation. I studied both clarinet,alto, and tenor saxophone privately from the age of 8 until the present. My woodwind teacher was Ozzie Hall, now retired but is considered one of the best in The Bahamas, He was likewise relax but with exceptionally high standards. I trained under him for over 10 years, came to Canada and continued learning under the proffessional hand of Ken Fornetrane.
"I spent the majority of my youth playing clarinet. The first song I ever played by ear was The Pink Panther. My Teacher was an gentleman named Ozzie Hall, immigrated from Jamaica to my homeland the Bahamas. My training was primarily at home since I was homeschooled, I can recall the countless hours of practicing and jamming in pure fun not knowing that I was learning a life skill. My strong suit is my ears, although I am proficient in reading and transposing, learning the fundamentals of music from such a young age has allowed me with ease learn most any song by ear, and transpose to any key in just a matter of minutes. I have also worked extensively as a producer creating music for release and jingles for licensing. These experiences have enriched me both as composer artist. I have taught before in my younger years , from high schools to being self employed tutor . It was an experience being the same age or younger than the student s but it was just more encouragement to master my craft so that I can give my students the best.
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).
Aaron can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.