“Art is all about being creative, expressing yourself, and finding what sounds speak to you!”
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I know that for many people starting off, it can be a little daunting or scary, but I will make the learning process as interesting, educational, and painless as I can. I think that playing guitar (or any instrument) is a lot like working out and meditating at the same time. Some things that you learn will stick with you forever, but other things need to be practiced regularly to stay in shape. The meditating side is not the physical playing of the instrument, but the deep understanding of how it works, and the different sounds it can make. Don't forget, music is an art too, and art is all about being creative, expressing yourself, and finding what sounds speak to you!
Name: Dylan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have obtained two college level degrees that help me tremendously in the world of music (this includes teaching it as well!): -Vanier College, Montreal, Qc - Professional Music and Song Techniques (Jazz Guitar) (DEC diploma) -Vanier College, Montreal, Qc - Audio Recording Technology (AEC diploma) My primary instrument is the guitar, which I started playing at the age of 15 when my curiosity for music began. This led me down the wild rabbit hole into the world of music, where I diversified my playing styles, as well as learned various other instruments such as: piano, bass, drums, etc. I have experience playing with all levels of musicians in many different contexts, as well as experience teaching all levels and ages, including complete beginners to advanced players.
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.
Dylan's Studio Location
Dylan 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.