CHAD - BAH Teacher #4139

“Chad, a dynamic music teacher specializing in classical guitar, electric bass, electric guitar, singer-songwriter, ukulele, and voice, offers personalized lessons online or in your home. He brings a rich educational background with a BA in Jazz Performance from Capilano University, alongside accolades like the Berklee College of Music high school scholarship. Chad tailors lessons to individual goals, ensuring students of all ages enjoy a fulfilling and stress-free learning experience. Whether you're aiming for casual play or professional pursuits, Chad is dedicated to helping you realize your musical vision. Discover music's joy with Chad's expert guidance.”


Music is core to humanity and I believe that anyone can achieve the level of excellence they desire in music with great guidance, support and love for music. I personally tailor my overall lesson plan to each students goals be that playing around a campfire all the way to being a professional musician who performs or records and everything in between. Each student has a different vision of what they are looking for from themselves in music and I believe in honouring and respecting that vision to bring it to life. I aim to make lessons for all ages both joyful and informative without cause for undue anxiety. Private lessons can be stressful and intimidating for any new student and this is why I feel that online lessons are such a positive way to learn. Instead of being brought to a new and strange space, students are free to be themselves in their own homes while diminishing stress, anxiety, travel time and the lack of productivity that comes with all of that. Let's have fun and make music together.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have a BA in Jazz performance from Capilano University, in which I studied both Guitar and Voice. While there I performed in both of the top instrumental and vocal groups, The A-Band for 5 years and Nitecap for two. At school I studied and performed with many of Canada's top jazz musicians which included many Juno award winners. I studied guitar, bass, and voice from the age of thirteen until graduating from Capilano in 2012. Before studying jazz I studied classical guitar performance as well as took classes in Theory, Ear training and Composition. This has lead me to numerous recording and performance opportunities including the CBC, Cirque Du Soleil and many jazz luminaries.

Berklee college of music high school scholarship Fraser Macpherson Jazz fund

I have extensive education experience around theory, composition and songwriting that allow us to focus not just on the practical elements of learning and instrument but also in how our instrument fits inside the structure of music as well as how to create our own vision for what our musical vision could become.


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

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

Online lessons

CHAD 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.