Carlos - BAH Teacher #3555

About Carlos
Carlos offers personalized lessons in piano, ear training, harmony, music appreciation, music history, and beginner to intermediate music theory. With nearly 20 years of teaching experience, he tailors his teaching approach to meet the individual needs of each student, ensuring a supportive and enriching learning environment. Whether online or in your home, book an interview with Carlos now.


I teach music to make people grow, no matter their skills or their age. As long as they enjoy themselves playing, I would feel that they are making progress. The most important part of my teaching philosophy is that everyone can make music. I plan my classes and teach according to each person's needs.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I am about to start my Musicology Master's degree at McGill. Back in Mexico, I studied Music Education and Ethnomusicology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where I also got a Diploma in Music Philosophy and took many courses in Suzuki, Dalcroze and Kodaly methods. I have taught music for almost 20 years from preschoolers to seniors in formal and informal environments. I have worked in schools such as Colegio Cedros, Universidad Panamericana, and the Continuing Studies departments of UNAM and Capilano University, and I have also taught in-home piano lessons during these years.

Capilano University International Student Award (2017 & 2018) International Scholarship UNAM - UNA (Mexico - Paraguay) 2013 Academic Achievement Award (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Se habla espaƱol! I have taught English and Spanish speaker learners. I have been the translator for the ABRSM certificates. I have been learning French to have the opportunity to teach French speakers in Montreal!



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.