Daniel - BAH Teacher #4084

“Daniel is a passionate and skilled music teacher based in Calgary, offering online, in-home, and studio lessons in composition, piano, and voice for students from age 4 to adults. With a BA in Music from the University of British Columbia and a Performance Diploma from Douglas College, Daniel's background is rich and diverse. He specializes in Free Voice through breath work and the Appoggio Breathing Technique, aiming to create a fun and nurturing environment for all his students.”
 - Daniel


My Teaching Philosophy is simple: WE ARE ALL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS. "each one of us has value and experience " When we focus on an common goal such as MUSIC, we build rapport and confidence with each other allowing our hearts to learn and grow. It is very important for me a teacher, to create an environment where students can feel MUSIC through repetition, encouragement, and a nurturing environment. Fun plays a big part in this is my main motivating tool. I have been fortunate enough to study under many inspiring musicans, and I remember how that made me feel. I want to give that gift to each of my students, because it know how it made me feel. I believe one on one training is the best way to learn and appreciate the Art of MUSIC. I specialize in Free Voice through breath work / Appoggio Breathing Technique

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

Age: 40's

Gender: male

I hold a BA in Music from the University of British Columbia and a 2-year Performance Diploma from Douglas College. I have studied privately with Edward Parker, Nona Mari, Val Witham, Lisa Jane Parsons, and Pam Gibson. Additionally, I have received training at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and have achieved RCM Level 9 in both voice and piano.

Burnaby Lake Music Vocal Festival - Winner Calgary Performing Arts Festival - Gold Medal Award English Folk Song Class Canadian Music Week Top Score - Grade 7 RCM RCM Winter Solstice Audience Choice Kwanis Music Festival - 2nd Place Italian Art Song Class

Vocalist - Baroque Opera Specialist Vocal type- Dramatic Counter Tenor Pianist - Classical /Pop/ Jazz/ Contemporary Arranger- Classical / Electronic / Band/ Producer Song Writer / Producer Choral Director


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

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

Online lessons

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.