Andres - BAH Teacher #3380

“Andres is a dedicated electric bass and guitar teacher based in Toronto, offering lessons in-studio and online. He brings a wealth of experience, having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music with a focus on musical production under the Berklee Contemporary Music program. Andres is proficient in harmony, composition, and the TAKADIMI rhythm system, equipping his students with a comprehensive musical education. Fluent in English and Spanish, he is committed to nurturing students' musical abilities in a structured yet creative environment. Andres's lessons are available both at his studio and online, providing flexible learning options. Book an interview with Andres for a rich learning experience in music.”
 - Andres


At the core of my teaching philosophy lies a profound passion for music that I aim to share with all of my students. Having dedicated over a decade to studying and embracing music as both an art and a science, I have come to realize its transformative power. Music awakens our entire brain, stimulating cognitive function and cultivating invaluable habits and patterns that can benefit us in any endeavor we choose to pursue. It enhances our mental agility and processing speed. With this understanding, I strive to engage students of all ages, whether children or adults, in music activities that foster creativity, discipline, adaptability, and collaborative teamwork. Through the medium of music, I aspire to unlock their potential and provide a joyful and enriching learning experience.

Name: Andres (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I started playing guitar when I was 12 years old and formed my first band at 14. I pursued my university education and earned the following degrees: Universidad de las Americas - Bachelor's Degree in Music with a focus on musical production (I studied music and electric guitar under the Berklee Contemporary Music program). My guitar teacher was one of the greatest jazz players in Ecuador, so he had a keen eye for detail and high standards. Additionally, I have basic knowledge of drums, bass, and everything related to live events. Since then, I have been deeply involved in the world of music, exploring different facets and honing my skills on various instruments. My academic background and experience working with accomplished professionals have provided me with a strong foundation to offer quality instruction and meticulous attention to every musical aspect. I am excited to share my knowledge and passion for music with others and hope to be a positive influence on their own musical journeys.

- Harmony 1,2,3, and 4. - TAKADIMI System - Studio experience - Live experience - Road and stage manager experience - International business (2nd degree)



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).

Online lessons

Andres 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.

Andres 's Studio Location

Andres 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.