“As a teacher, I strive to help my students create or realize their musical goals and aspirations”
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As a teacher I strive to help my students create or realize their musical goals and aspirations, then craft a manageable and practical path forward while giving them the tools to achieve these goals. This can be a difficult yet rewarding process as each student has a unique relationship with music. Their goals have included everything from fluidly playing open chords to getting a chair in a national honour ensemble. The path forward can be challenging, so I make an effort to balance my students' confidence in their current musical abilities with the excitement - and sometimes frustration - that comes with learning something new. During my studies, I was able to learn a lot about the technical aspects of the guitar and music theory, while my time spent playing in various jazz, rock and pop groups has given me lots of performance experience and practical knowledge about music. I am available to teach musicians of all skill levels on electric or acoustic guitar and can cover topics and genres such as jazz, pop, rock, blues, improvisation, reading, ear training, music theory and composition.
Name: Andrew (Full name will be provided upon registration)
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Graduated with Honors
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
Andrew is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Andrew 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.