David - BAH Teacher #3340

“My motto is: "HAVE FUN!!!"”
 - David


I love sharing my knowledge with a student, and I do enjoy seeing this student profiting from this knowledge and growing his skills due to it. There isn't only one way to teach an instrument, and what works for one student might not work for another one; so, if one way doesn't work, I try to think outside the box until it does work, as I have done in the past. Of course, learning an instrument always begins with very tedious exercises that have to be repeated over and over again, and making sure it doesn't get boring is an essential part of my philosophy. My motto is: "HAVE FUN!!!"

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

Age: 50's

Gender: male

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: - Quebec City Music Conservatory - DESMII in Percussion/Performance, 1st Prizes in Sight-Singing and Musical Dictation. - CEGEP de Sainte-Foy - Collegial Degree in Percussion, second instrument Drum Set.

- Finalist in the Expression Prize Concours in CEGEP in 1988 - First Prizes in Sight-Singing and Ear Training in 1992 - Solo With Orchestra on Timpani with the Conservatory Orchestra in 1996

I have performed in two Youth Symphony Orchestras during my training, and also went on tour in France with one of them, at the Orchestrades Internationales de Brive-La-Gaillarde, in France. I also played drums in several cover bands, and Cruise Ship orchestras, where we accompanied several famous names in entertainment - I learned a lot from performing with these great entertainers and fellow musicians and gained a lot of knowledge from all of them.



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

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

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.

David's Studio Location

David 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.