“It is a privilege and joy to be entrusted with the role of teaching and forming musicians.”
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It is a privilege and joy to be entrusted with the role of teaching and forming musicians. Listening, collaborating with, and guiding the goals of each student, I foster an environment that values diligence and rigour with encouragement and compassion. My approach to teaching starts with fostering an attitude of capability and motivation. I am extremely attentive to the physical elements of playing (e.g., posture, relaxation, hand position), as a strong foundation in this assures freedom in technique and liberty in playing for life. Intellectually, I also guide the students to understand music from its theoretical and structural angles. I believe very strongly in establishing healthy and effective practice techniques which allow the student to work independently. A sure, focused, and intentional process is critical; I do not believe in hastily rushing and risking the quality of the learning process to achieve a higher quantity of seeming results. Teaching is my personal vocation, and there is no joy greater than sharing moments of discovery and achievement with students.
Name: Adrian (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Having been born into a very musical family, I pursued degrees at the University of Toronto and the Université de Montréal: a Bachelor of Music (piano & theory), Master of Music (harpsichord performance), and Artist Diploma (organ). I have studied composition, voice, and choral conducting privately, as served as an Organ Scholar in Toronto. Je suis né dans une famille très musicale et diplomé de l'université de Toronto et l'université de Montréal. J'ai fait mon baccelauréat en piano et théorie musicale, ma maîtrise en clavecin, et je poursuis maintenant un diplôme en orgue. J'ai aussi étudié composition et direction en privé, et j'ai reçu une formation comme 'Organ Scholar' à Toronto.
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.
Adrian's Studio Location
Adrian offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.