“Whether it is individual or group instruction, I always enjoy sharing my knowledge of music and the art of guitar playing.”
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Teaching students of all ages has made me an effective educator. I am an excellent communicator and enjoy working in a team setting. I am energetic and enthusiastic within and outside the classroom and attentive to every students’ varying needs. I have many years of experience as a music teacher including a position at a community college in New York where I was an active participant in improving the quality of the music program. This included directing a guitar ensemble that was invited to perform at various venues in New York City. Theory, solfege, music history and musicality are all subjects in which I have teaching experience. Whether it is individual or group instruction, I always enjoy sharing my knowledge of music and the art of guitar playing.
Name: cary (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I began my musical studies at an early age studying with renown jazz guitarists Steve Greene and Frank Rumoro. My interest in classical guitar came when I discovered the playing of Christopher Parkening and Andrés Segovia and then began studying classical guitar with the late Dennis Monroe. In August 2000, I completed my Bachelor of Music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where I studied under the direction of Nicholas Goluses. At Eastman, I also studied jazz with virtuosos Bob Sneider and Gene Bertoncini. I moved to Montreal, Canada in 2002 where I completed the degrees Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Montreal under the direction of Peter McCutcheon. I have performed in various ensembles including a flute and guitar duo that toured the United States and many solo recitals at various venues including Keuka College, University of Montreal, Eastman School of Music, Canisius College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, University of Guelph, Tsawwassen Arts Centre, Firehall Arts Centre, Memorial Art Gallery and Syracuse University, to name only a few. My recordings can be found on all of the main streaming services.
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).
cary 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.
cary's Studio Location
cary 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.