David - BAH Teacher #3262

“David, a seasoned drummer with over 20 years of professional experience, offers drumset online lessons. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Humber College and mentorship from renowned musicians like Larnell Lewis and Mark Kelso, David brings a wealth of expertise to his teaching. His multicultural background enhances his ability to connect with students and impart a diverse range of musical styles. Fluent in English, David creates a supportive and enjoyable learning environment, tailored to each student's goals. Book an interview now for an inspiring drumming experience with David!”
 - David


As a teacher, I'm motivated by the joy of sharing my passion for music with others. I believe that learning an instrument should be a fun and rewarding experience, and I strive to create a comfortable and supportive environment where my students feel confident to explore and express their creativity. I take a student-centered approach to teaching, tailoring my methods to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual. I'm dedicated to helping my students grow and develop their skills in a way that is engaging and enjoyable. I’m a problem solver/troubleshooter and I have the ability to see a situation from different perspectives. I feel just as comfy teaching a mature student as I am a kid, or from beginner level to intermediate to advance, and I'm committed to my students and their development. For me, it's important to keep my students motivated and excited about their progress. I'm constantly looking for new ways to challenge and inspire my students, and I believe that with the right guidance and support, anyone can achieve their musical goals. So, if you're looking for a teacher who's enthusiastic, patient, and committed to helping you achieve your musical aspirations, I'm here and ready to help!

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

Age: 40's

Gender: male

I have over 20 years of experience as a professional drummer, performing regionally and internationally. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Humber College, focusing on contemporary music performance. I have studied closely with world-renowned drummers Larnell Lewis and Mark Kelso and studied bass guitar with Toronto-based pianist/composer Robi Botos.

My background, growing up in the Caribbean and subsequently travelling the world as a performing musician, allowed me to experience a myriad of cultures. This gave me a chance to absorb different musical styles and allows me the opportunity to produce authentic feelings when I create. This understanding helps shape my ability to teach and provide a wide range of knowledge to all of my students.


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).

Online lessons

David 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.