“My teaching is highly flexible and tailored carefully to each individual.”
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I believe it is crucial for teachers to adapt and adjust to the particular students they teach, as every student has a different set of skills, knowledge, and interest. Through experience, teachers can become more and more intuitive about what their students do and do not understand, and about how to most effectively address the gaps, which I make an active effort to do. Extensive knowledge on the subject is a prerequisite for excellent in teaching but it is not enough. It is very possible for extremely knowledgable teachers to present information in ways which are overwhelming, unclear, or unhelpful. A great teacher thinks carefully about the placement of each piece of information, and constructs lessons in such a way that minimizes confusion and presents concepts as clearly as possible. Learning works best when the student is keenly interested in the subject, which is why it so important that the teacher and student work to together to find the music that is inspiring to the student, and motivates them to develop their skills. For this reason, my teaching is highly flexible, and tailored carefully to each individual.
Name: Daniel (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Musical Arts at University of Toronto, MMus in Guitar performance from the University of Toronto, Undergraduate in Guitar Performance from the University of Windsor
Winner of the 2016 University of Windsor Concerto Competition, Placed 3rd in the Baldwin University International Guitar Competition, Semifinalist at the Hamilton International Guitar Competition Three time Recipient of the Arlene Janzen Memorial scholarship
I have participated in numerous guitar festival and masterclasses in Canada and the United States, and studied with top guitarists from all over the world.
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).
Daniel 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.
Daniel's Studio Location
Daniel 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.