“Playing the trumpet is a joyful experience and I wish to share that experience with my students.”
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It can not be described how much I love playing trumpet. It is a joyful experience and I wish to share that with my students. I exclusively study and research the old pedagogy of the great cornetists of the past such as Herbert L. Clarke and Jean-Baptiste. I was taught by Robin Doyon the Paris French Conservatory Method of playing trumpet as well as by Bradley Luna the American Orchestral Tradition of playing. I continue to grow and learn as I continue studying with Jim Pandolfi in Boston, MA.
Name: Alex (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I attended the University of Alberta and earned a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance. I have played and studied trumpet for 13 years. I currently study with Jim Pandolfi the retired trumpet player of the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In the past I have studied with Robin Doyon the principal trumpet of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Bradley Luna who has performed with the Edmonton, Dallas and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras.
I am also an instrument repair technician at the Bandstand Ltd. and have experience and knowledge in maintaining an excellent functioning horn. I have served the Canadian Armed Forces and have performed with the Ceremonial Guard of Ottawa.
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
Alex is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Alex 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.