“I value professionalism, but I also cherish the bond of friendship with my students.”
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My approach is to truly listen and support my students on their journey to success. Unlike many, I believe in delving into the reasons behind their struggles, forging a personal connection to better understand their challenges. Going the extra mile, I aim to build trust and rapport with my students, fostering an environment where they feel comfortable sharing their concerns. When a student encounters difficulties, I am dedicated to collaborating with them to find solutions and ways to improve their situation. My motivation is to encourage and uplift them, helping them see the brighter side and empowering them to overcome obstacles. In my role as a teacher, I value professionalism, but I also cherish the bond of friendship with my students. Striving to be both respected and regarded as a friend, I seek to create a nurturing and supportive space where learning flourishes and students thrive.
Name: Bryan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold a BA in music from McGill University, where my focus was on Performance, specializing in Trumpet & Brass Instruments. My journey with the trumpet began at the age of 10, and I've continued honing my skills ever since. My training in music theory and brass playing has been under the guidance of esteemed professionals with a commitment to excellence. Throughout my musical journey, I have had the privilege to perform with prestigious ensembles such as the National Youth Band of Canada, Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, McGill Symphony Orchestra, and McGill Wind Orchestra. These experiences have enriched my musicality and shaped me into a versatile and skilled brass player. Moreover, I possess the rare gift of perfect pitch, allowing me to perceive and understand music in a unique and intuitive way. With this wealth of musical knowledge and experiences, I am passionate about sharing my expertise with others, guiding them on their own musical paths to reach their full potential.
- Member of McGill symphony orchestra (only top 10% of people who audition get in) - National Youth Band of Canada (only 5 trumpet spots across Canada) - Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra (only 4 spots open in Vancouver) - UBC, UofT and McGill entrance scholarship for Music Performance - Top Musician of the year for Kiwanis music festival in 2017/2018 - Chiayi City International Band Festival Representative band in 2014 (only 5 trumpet spots across Taiwan)
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
Bryan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Bryan 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.
Bryan's Studio Location
Bryan offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.