Austin - BAH Teacher #2291

“ I will make sure my lessons are not only fun and encouraging, but will also have a good balance of challenges.”
 - Austin


Ever since I was a child, I have always been fascinated by music. To me, music has brought me so much joy and happiness. As a result, I believe that students should enjoy learning their instrument, rather than being forced. As a teacher, I believe that music is best expressed and played with true passion. However, there obviously needs to be some form of strict guidance to develop good playing foundations, such as technique and posture to be physically able to express ones music to the maximum potential. As a teacher, I will make sure my lessons are not only fun and encouraging, but will also have a good balance of challenges.

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

Age: 28

Gender: male

Below are the schools I have attended, and the degrees I have earned: -Royal Conservatory of Music- ARCT Diploma in Piano -University of Toronto- Bachelors of Cello Performance -Mannes New School- Masters of Cello Performance Professors I learned cello from include Shauna Rolston and Ronald Thomas.

I am a great teacher for: -learning an instrument as a hobby -non degree certifications such as RCM and Suzuki -pursuing music professionally


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

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

Online lessons

Austin 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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