“It is always my goal to help the student enjoy music as a fulfilling aspect of their lives. ”
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When working with students, it is always my goal to help them to enjoy music as a fulfilling aspect of their lives. At the same time, I believe music provides a wonderful challenge that is beneficial to one’s growth, not only on their chosen instrument or area of focus, but in many character traits and skills which prove applicable in all areas of life. Guiding students along this path of development and catering to their individual interests, personalities, and learning styles is a true passion of mine, and a pursuit I take seriously. I consider myself a constant student of music, and to me, teaching is just as much a reciprocal experience of sharing information with the student as well as absorbing information from the student. In my experience, this open-minded approach to instruction is key to a dynamic that is genuinely impactful for students. I would be thrilled to share in the learning process of music with you or whoever you are interested in registering for lessons, and promise my full dedication in delivering a high-quality and rewarding experience.
Name: Daelin (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have studied music theory ad well as numerous styles of guitar playing. For example, I studied classical guitar with Brian McDowell through his private studio for several years, and also attend Humber College for jazz guitar, where I am in my fourth and final year obtaining my Bachelor of Music. At Humber, I have studied with several highly respected guitarists like Lorne Lofsky, Rob Bulger, Jocelyn Gould, and Nathan Hiltz. Of course, I also credit a great deal of my musical education and development to investigating the music I love as part of a self-teaching process.
Over the course of my development as a musician, I have had the chance to share my music with a variety of audiences, have incredible experiences meeting and even working alongside my musical heroes, share knowledge with students, and work closely with incredible mentors. I am a two-time performer at Windsong Music Festival held in Powassan Ontario, and have experience playing regular live shows, having opened for Juno award winners like Joey Landreth and Ian Tamblyn. With regards to education, I have been working with students for a number of years, and have developed a grasp of the skillset required to reach young children as well as adults. Being someone who constantly works on improving on the guitar myself, I find it natural to communicate to others how they might achieve improvement themselves. During my teaching career, I have become adept in implementing thoughtful teaching strategies as well as genuinely connecting with students to help them along their personal path toward their musical goals.
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).
Daelin 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.