“I am eager to pay forward the same warm welcome I received from my teachers to the younger generation of musicians, guiding them on their path to musical fulfillment.”
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One of the most rewarding aspects of being a musician is the sense of connection and community that we cultivate. As a music teacher, I have the privilege of welcoming aspiring musicians into this vibrant community. Throughout my own musical journey, I have been incredibly fortunate to have had teachers who nurtured and embraced me in this way. Now, I am eager to pay it forward and extend the same warm welcome to the younger generation of musicians, guiding them on their path to musical fulfillment.
Name: Adrian (Full name will be provided upon registration)
With a Level 7 RCM certification in classical guitar and a Bachelor's degree in performance for jazz upright bass from the University of Toronto, I have developed a diverse background in music. As a professional working musician, I consistently find myself immersed in new and unfamiliar musical situations. These have ranged from participating in dance productions and late-night jazz jams that extend well into the early hours of the morning, to live scoring silent films and collaborating with spoken word performers. Stepping outside of my comfort zone has been integral to my own growth and learning as a musician, and I have been fortunate to have the support and guidance of trusted individuals who have encouraged me in this pursuit.
Bill Wilson Memorial Award in Jazz Studies (2022) Andrew Alexander Kinghorn Scholarships In Music (2019)
Being a working upright bassist and guitarist means constantly being placed into new and unfamiliar musical scenarios. For me this has included dance productions, jazz jams that go until 4AM, live scoring silent films, spoken word performance, and much more. There is nothing more valuable for my own learning than stepping outside my comfort zone and I have been fortunate to be around trusted people who have helped me to do that.
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).
Lessons in your home
Adrian is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Adrian 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.