“I hope that my students' musical journey will not only help them conquer their personal and musical goals but also instill in them the confidence to do so.”
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Guitar study has been a significant part of my life, bringing immense joy and a sense of accomplishment. As a teacher, my goal is to provide students with the opportunity to experience the same fulfillment through music. To achieve this, I emphasize the importance of listening to students. I aim to understand what aspects of the guitar fascinate and motivate them, rather than imposing my own preferences. Ultimately, I hope that my students' musical journey will not only help them conquer their personal and musical goals but also instill in them the confidence to do so. My greatest aspiration is that they carry a deep love and appreciation for music in their hearts throughout their lives.
Name: Dave (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an honours Bachelor of Music from Humber College in Toronto where I majored in Jazz Guitar, studying under some of the best guitarists in the country.
A great deal of my performance career has been spent on the country music scene. I am very familiar with the challenges of the professional guitarist including: -Working for artists -Playing and improvising in a pop context -Professional gear and equipment -Flying and touring with equipment I also studied for years as a student of the Barry Harris improvisational method and I am adept at teaching advanced approaches to bebop concepts.
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).
Dave 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.