Ashton - BAH Teacher #2288

“I encourage students to choose what music they want to play.”
 - Ashton


I am passionate about music and want to share my love for music with my students. During University I got burned out because it felt like all we did was drill exercises and technical skills while the music took a backseat. I want my students to have a positive learning experience and be motivated to play. Therefore, during lessons I do my best to focus on the music; I do cover theory and technical exercises too but only when the music the student is learning requires it. I also encourage students to choose what music they want to play.

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

Age: 26

Gender: male

I have a Music Diploma in drumset performance from MacEwan University and have completed my RCM level 9 piano exam with first class honours. I am currently preparing for the Level 10 exam. Drums: I was awarded multiple full scholarships to participate in the Youth Jazz Canada Workshop at Humber College in Toronto. The workshop brings Canadian and international musicians together for an intensive 2 weeks of rehearsal, masterclass, and performance. Participants have the opportunity to work with guest faculty, perform at the Jazz festival and venues such as the Jazz Bistro, and record in Humber's professional studio. Piano: I have studied with concert pianists/educators Emilio De Mercato and Yoana Kyurkchieva.

Canadian Roland V-Drums Competition youth finalist


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

Ashton is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Ashton 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.


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