“A fun and engaging learning environment is essential for cultivating a student's growth as a musician.”
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I firmly believe that music is a captivating language accessible to all individuals, provided they invest their effort and dedication. As an educator, I value the importance of fostering a sense of joy, curiosity, and motivation in my students as they explore the material presented in each lesson. I firmly believe that a fun and engaging learning environment is essential for cultivating a student's growth as a musician. By ensuring that my students derive enjoyment from their musical endeavors, I strive to provide the necessary support and encouragement they need to thrive on this transformative journey.
Name: Roy (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition from Simon Fraser University, a testament to my unwavering passion and dedication to the art. Currently, I am immersed in the captivating world of Jazz Studies at Capilano University, where I am honing my skills as a drummer. My musical journey began at the age of six when I embarked on the path of piano mastery. Guided by a private instructor, I diligently progressed until achieving the remarkable milestone of completing my Level 10 RCM examination at the age of fifteen. While studying at SFU, I expanded my repertoire beyond classical piano, venturing into the realms of Videogame Music and Jazz, which ignited my artistic curiosity and broadened my musical horizons. As I pursued my Jazz Studies degree at Capilano, I sought guidance from esteemed professionals in the industry. Additionally, the invaluable ear training provided by Mary Jo Bischoff and Steve Kaldestad has enhanced my musical perception and elevated my overall proficiency. My educational journey, characterized by diverse musical disciplines and expert mentorship, has equipped me with a multifaceted skill set and an unyielding commitment to my craft.
- Studied Jazz composition at Capilano with Jill Townsend (privately) and James Danderfer (classroom setting) - Experience with teaching kids and adults (in a different field) - Have experience composing for videogame soundtracks
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
Roy is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Roy's Studio Location
Roy 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.