Dorian - BAH Teacher #3299

“My lessons do not only revolve around becoming a good musician but also having fun and being excited to be a musician!”
 - Dorian


Music has always been the most important part of my life - I sincerely believe that my musical education has made me the person I am today. Music has taught me to accept who I am, to trust my instincts, to have an open mind, to be patient, and most importantly, to be a good listener. These are the skills that I've acquired in my musical development, and those that I wish to pass on to my students. My lessons do not only revolve around becoming a good musician, but also having fun and being excited to be a musician!

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

Age: 29

Gender: male

I have a BFA with distinctions in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University. I studied electric, acoustic, and classical guitar privately from the age of eight to seventeen. I learnt a variety of styles and techniques from many teachers over that time which I still practice to this day. I have also always had a passion for recording and engineering my own music, and have extended my songwriting and compositional sensitivities in this direction over the last decade, having released several albums and composed music for film.

2021 Roots Home Best student short at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. (Score) 2018 You Suck at Producing Remix competition winner.

I have nearly a decade of experience as a guitar teacher, but I also believe music creation is one of the most exciting parts about being a musician. I am fully capable of teaching digital music creation to my students, from writing and recording pop/rock/indie/folk/country/etc. songs to creating electronic music on the computer. These are professional skills that I've studied and acquired over the last two decades, and that I am genuinely excited to share! From Logic/GarageBand, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, etc. I can flexibly move between different Digital Audio Workstations according to my students interests/accessibility.



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

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

Online lessons

Dorian 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.

Dorian's Studio Location

Dorian 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.