David - BAH Teacher #3179

About David
I have a strong ear for detail and a very zen approach to music.


Music is a very expressive language. My philosophy with my students and fellow musicians has always been the same. First off, is to always have fun, be in the moment and enjoy every moment. Secondly, the slower you take things, the more thoroughly you practice things and your level of consistency; will decide how well your playing will be. Lastly, in my own opinion; originality, passion and having your own sound will always stand out more than a player who's technically proficient but lacks feel. People will always remember how you made them feel, not what you said.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

Prior to 2014, I was a self-taught guitarist heavily influenced by Frank Zappa. Later, I attended and graduated from Mohawk College's Applied Music Prep. & Applied Music programs majoring in guitar. Here, I studied and played mostly Jazz. However, in my graduating year, I pursued my heavy interest in the music of Frank Zappa. For my graduation recital, I showcased everything that I learned during my studies through the music of Frank Zappa and even had Dweezil Zappa himself compliment my work through social media. Since then, I've taught myself piano by learning many songs from The Beatles and subtractive synthesis with a passion for building pedalboards and working with effects. I've spent nearly 6 years learning and experimenting with effect pedals/synths. Currently, I'm attending Humber College's Bachelor of Music Program and throughout my studies at both Humber/Mohawk, I've been trained by many renowned jazz musicians.

I practice music and my instruments very thoroughly. I have a strong ear for detail and a very zen approach to music. I believe it's an outlet for spiritual expressiveness. Everything that you are in the moment of playing; physically, mentally and spiritually manifests itself in your playing. I'm very good at reading the room and student. I can provide an ocean of information for students with burning questions or keep things fun and simple to not overwhelm casual ones. I've been teaching for nearly 10 years and even teach piano workshops for 14-16 students at a time. I can provide just as much information on guitar, piano, musicianship, synths and/or effects.


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

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.