“Music should be an enjoyable experience, uniquely shaped to align with the goals and passions of each individual.”
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Music is meant to infuse excitement into our lives. The discipline it demands fosters heightened focus and meticulous analysis, skills that have applications across various aspects of life. I firmly hold the belief that teaching music should be an enjoyable experience, uniquely shaped to align with the goals and passions of each individual. While the essentials remain crucial to all students, whether they lean towards traditional or contemporary musical styles, the key lies in personalizing the approach to resonate with the individual at the heart of the instrument. This is what keeps learning music engaging and interactive.
Name: Daniel (Full name will be provided upon registration)
- Bachelors in Music with Jazz Performance specialization from the University of Toronto - Comprehensive coursework in composition and arranging - Extensive training in classical and gospel piano and percussion since age five through post-secondary education
- Accompaniment experience across diverse genres including classical, folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Gospel - Notable experience as a Music Director for major labels such as Universal and Sony - Proficiency in programming live shows using Ableton and leading bands from the keyboard - Collaborated with artists including Alessia Cara, Jessie Reyez, Olivia Lunny, and Tory Lanez - Expertise in Music Production for Pop/R&B/Hip-Hop - Skilled in Composition and Arranging - Proficient in Ableton Live and FL Studio
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.