“Music is one of the most creative forms of the arts and should be taught in the same way.”
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Music is a part of everyones life. Music is something that when gone we will feel its void. Everyone who has any interest in music, whether it be as a profession or as a hobby, should have the chance to learn, experiment and create. Education should be seen as a tool to help guide one to their own individual goals and something that can be an environment to experiment and learn but most importantly have fun. Music is one of the most creative forms of the arts and should be taught in the same way. It is important to demonstrate that music is meant to be interpreted and everyone will have a different emotional reaction to it, so when bringing that into education, it is important to recognize this and implement it in a way that can still have critical assessment for growth but to not take away the creative possibilities of music and the message that there is no objective right or wrong way but only ones personal opinion and goals.
Name: Dylan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a BA in performance and composition from Capilano University's jazz music program, which included classes such as ensemble practice, composition and arranging, private instrumental practice, improvisation as well as ear training and theory. I started studying music at the age of nine when I began guitar lessons. As I continued to learn the many styles of music and techniques of the guitar as well as expanding my knowledge of theory and ear training, I began teaching myself other instruments like piano, bass and drums. During my time at high school I studied with the music teacher there continuing my theory and instrumental studies alongside further music history knowledge. At Capilano University I studied jazz guitar privately with Ron Samworth and Piano with Chris Sigerson. Along with my education, I also have a well rounded experience of performing and writing music professionally.
Most of my life has been surrounded by music as my father has been a performing musician for much of his life as well as my grandma and extended family. I learned a lot about music and various artists and styles as a young child through my family and it helped round out my musical knowledge own personal choices and style musically. I have an extensive resume of experience in the performing industry coming from my teenage years into my adult life. Some of those performances range from performing with the worship band at church, performing for a food drive charity and cancer fundraiser to various venues with various bands and artists around British Columbia. I also have experience in arranging and composing in many genres and styles from small ensemble jazz, big band jazz, rock, pop, folk, soul, funk and classical. All this experience adds to my education experience and teaching as I can pull many kinds of musical experiences from all sides.
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
Dylan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Dylan 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.