Chinley - BAH Teacher #2120

“Music education is an integral part of the human experience.”
 - Chinley


I believe that music and music education is an integral part of the human experience. I teach in a stylized manner, different for each student, and will gladly cater to whatever needs is required.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have earned a Master of Music degree (2019) from the University of Calgary and Bachelor of Music degree (2017) from the University of British Columbia, specializing in performance and music education, respectively.

I have won and placed in several national level competitions and attained several awards in relation to my musicianship, teaching, and academic prowess. - Distinguished Master's Thesis Award Nominee (2020) Western Association of Graduate Schools - Semi-Finalist (2019) Stepping Stones Competition - Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (2019) Alberta Student Aid - 1st Place Winner (2018) Canadian Music Competition - 1st Place Winner (2017) National Music Festival - 2nd Place Winner (2017) Friends of Chamber Music Competition

Bachelor of Music in Secondary Music Education, School of Music, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC (2012-Current) Principle Teachers (Conducting) Johnathan Girard, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC (2015) Christopher Unger, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC (2014) Kenneth Hsieh, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Vancouver BC (2013) Principle Teachers (Saxophone) Julia Nolan, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC (2012-current) Masterclasses Kenneth Tse, University of Idaho, Moscow ID (2015) Teaching Saxophone Instructor, Shanygyin School of Music, Richmond BC (2015-2016) - Responsible for organizing and directing Saxophone Ensemble - Instruct private students - Teach rudiments in a class room setting Music Educator, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2016-current) - Educate primary and secondary school students as part of the VSO Outreach Program Saxophone Clinician, Whistler Band Festival, Whistler BC (2016) - Instructed students from both BC and AB Saxophone Clinician, Smithers Secondary, Smithers BC (2015) - Instructed students, ages 13-17, on fundamentals of saxophone - Provided educational environment within both the Jazz band and Wind Ensemble Assistant Conductor, Vancouver Orchestra Club, Vancouver BC (2014) - Responsible for organizing winds and brass sections - Conducted rehearsals in absence of the Music Director Music Director, Totem Park Musical, Vancouver BC (2012-2013) - Organized rehearsals - Coordinated actors with the musicians - Assisted in vocal stylings - Interact with director and choreographer Saxophone Clinician, St. Mary’s High School, Calgary AB (2011-2012) - Familiarized jazz band in stylistic nuances - Assisted in weekly rehearsals Private Teacher, (2011-current) - Trained wide age range of saxophonists; ages 11-54 - Instructed both classical and jazz styles Performance UBC Ambassador, Concerts in Care Program (2014-2015) - Represented UBC in several performances for the elderly Principle Saxophonist, University of British Colombia (2014-2016) - Responsible for holding sectionals - Instructed section in phrase structures Saxophonist, Kings Own Calgary Regimental Army Band (2011-2012) Freelance Musician, (2011-current) - Performed in several settings and genres ranging from classical to house Professional Saxophone Quartet, (2010-2012) Honours/Awards Audrey Gunther Memorial Scholarship, St. Mary’s High School (2011)


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

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

Online lessons

Chinley 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.

Chinley's Studio Location

Chinley 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.