Colin - BAH Teacher #1996

About Colin
Colin, a seasoned guitarist and teacher, specializes in electric guitar, jazz improvisation, music appreciation, music history, and beginner to intermediate music theory. His teaching philosophy revolves around establishing a strong foundation in music theory while nurturing students' curiosity across various aspects of the guitar and music theory. With tailored lessons and an emphasis on both theory and improvisation, Colin aims to provide a comprehensive learning experience for his students. Book an interview with Colin now to embark on your musical journey!


Music is my chosen language, and my approach to teaching centers on establishing a solid foundation in music theory while nurturing my students' curiosity across various aspects of the guitar and music theory. I tailor my teaching to each student, striving to incorporate both theory and improvisation as much as possible. I avoid a strictly song-based approach, as it can sometimes lead to a deficiency in fundamental understanding. Instead, I utilize songs as practical models for teaching theoretical concepts and fostering improvisational abilities.

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

Age: 40's

Gender: male

Humber College

I am currently a working freelance guitarist and teacher.


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).

Online lessons

Colin 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.