“Anthony, a dedicated music teacher, excels in teaching composition, piano, singer-songwriter, and ukulele, providing both online and in-home lessons in Langley, Aldergrove, and Surrey for students aged 6 to adults. Holding a BA in Music with a focus on piano and composition, he has over ten years of experience in private piano instruction and a profound background in composing music for diverse projects. Anthony's teaching philosophy centers on encouraging students to delve into music they are passionate about, thereby deepening their musical understanding and creativity. His lessons are meticulously tailored to meet each student's unique needs, ensuring they reach their musical aspirations, from beginners to those aiming to refine their skills.”
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Music and the enjoyment of it has played a large part in my life. From an early age I knew I wanted to be a composer because I was so enamoured by music and the way it's created. I want to share that appreciation with my students; I want them to listen to and learn from the music that they enjoy to deepen their knowledge of music, and to understand just why they like the music that they like.
Name: Anthony (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a BA in Music from Trinity Western University, with an emphasis on both piano and courses heavily focused on music composition. Before attending university I took private piano lessons for over ten years, studying under the music director of my local church. I have been writing music in a more serious manner since around grade 7, and have been able to hone my skill further through practice and continued composition lessons throughout university.
I have had the honour of singing in small choral ensembles that have graciously sung music that I have written. Having my music played has given me the chance to workshop and further hone my craft of music writing. I have also had the opportunity to take a semester of jazz piano with Ron Koyanagi, a seasoned and extremely talented jazz pianist that helped open my eyes to new possibilities of piano performance, and new ideas for songwriting. On top of this, I have engaged in several video game development projects where I served as both music composer and sound designer. This has improved my communication and collaborative spirit through working with others and sharing new compositions weekly.
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
Anthony is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Anthony 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.