Carlos - BAH Teacher #2550

“Customized lesson plans are my forte, focusing on strengths, interests, and educational goals.”
 - Carlos

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My love for teaching music stems from its power to connect us with the sublime and enhance our humanity through positive energy. I believe in adapting my teaching approach to each student's unique needs and objectives. Customized lesson plans are my forte, focusing on strengths, interests, and educational goals. My main objective is helping students reach their musical aspirations while ensuring enjoyable lessons filled with the sheer joy of playing music. I teach songs and related techniques, complemented by relevant music theory, to provide a comprehensive music education.

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

Age: 40's

Gender: male

I started studying guitar when I was 4 year-old. My father was my first teacher. Then I took music lessons at school. At 13, I started learning electric guitar with a private mentor at home who taught me six hours per week. I really wanted to play music! Then when I was 16, I wanted to learn more about harmony and composition so I began studying piano formally which made me get a degree in classical piano from a conservatory in Venezuela (Academia Nacional de Música Juan Manuel Olivares). Between 2005-2008, I was lucky to study Jazz, along the professor Gerry Weil, who trained many professional musicians from Venezuela and also took jazz lessons for a year with Dave Frank (New York based professor) between 2017- 2018.

When I was a kid I used to spent hours with my dad playing guitar. He was my first teacher. His lessons were so fun that I knew right away that all I wanted to do in my life was to play music. I have kept that fun and energy all my life when I play and approach music and try to transmit that as teacher and professional musician. As music performer, I have played in different music festivals in Venezuela and Canada, worked as session musician for many years and covered different styles ranging from classical music to pop, rock and jazz.

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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

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

Online lessons

Carlos 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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