Borisa - BAH Teacher #4107

“Borisa, a dedicated music teacher, offers composition, piano, singer-songwriter, and voice lessons online. With a rich educational background, including a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Toronto and Master and Bachelor degrees from the University of Manitoba, Borisa is well-equipped to inspire students of all ages. Fluent in Croatian, English, and Serbian, he tailors lessons to each student's unique needs, fostering a passion for music.”
 - Borisa


My passion for teaching was ignited during my early years as a young pianist and a singer. I was fortunate to have a mentor who not only taught me the technical aspects of playing the piano and singing, but also instilled in me a deep appreciation for music as a powerful form of expression. This transformative experience inspired me to become a teacher myself and to strive to provide my students with a similar experience. I vividly recall the countless hours spent at the piano, grappling with complex melodies and intricate harmonies. I remember the thrill of finally mastering a difficult piece after hours of dedicated practice. These experiences have shaped my approach to teaching. I aim to create an environment where my students feel motivated to overcome challenges, and experience the same sense of accomplishment that I did. In my classroom, no two days are the same. Each lesson is tailored to the individual student, taking into account their unique strengths, interests, and goals. I believe that by fostering a personalized and supportive learning environment, each student can reach their full potential and develop a lifelong love for music.

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

Age: 40's

Gender: male

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: - University of Toronto - Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Manitoba - Master of Music - University of Manitoba - Bachelor of Music

Canadian Music Centre Award For The Emerging Composer Groundswell Award For The Emerging Composer Full Doctoral Studies Fellowship

As a music teacher, my expertise extends beyond the traditional realms. I have honed my skills in DJ techniques, which allows me to introduce students to an exciting world of mixing and blending songs. Music production is another forte of mine, and I enjoy assisting budding musicians in recording and creating their unique sound. But, above all, I passionately believe in the power of music for wellbeing. I have witnessed how music can bring joy, peace, and healing, and I strive to share these benefits with all my students.




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

Borisa 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.