Emmanuel - BAH Teacher #3318

“Music is life changing.”
 - Emmanuel


"If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour!" ...Duke Orsino's reaction to music in "Twelfth Night." This monologue encapsulates how evocative music can be, that it can stir up certain emotional responses in the heart of the listener and in fact the performer; it's life-changing. When my students, regardless of their age, manage to attain this in their performance delivery with the proper application of techniques, then my work is gratifying.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have an honours bachelor of music degree in Vocal Performance (Tenor) from Dalhousie University. My teachers are classically trained teachers and I had studied singing with 2 voice professors-first a baritone and then a soprano-during my 4 years of studies at the university. Prior to studying at Dalhousie, I had completed a 2 years diploma in music from the MUSON Diploma School of Music and have certifications in singing, music theory, advanced choral singing, practical musicianship, and piano with the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), London UK. I have also had the professional experience of attending festivals and international competitions with choirs which has given a lot of experience to direct and train choirs.

Winner of the FGS award at the Harmonised Scholarship Competition James and Abbie Campbell graduation prize for best graduating student Golden Keys International Honours Society prize and recognition for academic excellence Akintola Williams prize for best graduating student Banke Ademola prize for best Bel canto singer Award and prize for winning the MUSON National Music Quest Youth competition

I spent most of my post-secondary school years and early twenties to professional music exams, mostly the ABRSM where I received non-degree certifications in singing, music theory, practical musicianship, piano, and advanced choral singing. I took a number of electives such as extended techniques, popular music, diction & language (English, French, Italian, German), conducting and composition that have contributed to my comprehensive knowledge in music. I have attended and performed in a number of opera and voice programs and productions over the past few years. I have also attended choral festivals and competitions in Germany and in Russia that have helped me garner experience as a choir director. I have worked as a music director at an historic brewery (The Alexander Keith's Brewery, Halifax) where I have led musicians to entertain tourists. I am currently working part-time as a music director at a church in Gatineau, where I coordinate the choir, arrange and write songs, and play the organ in congregational worship. I have also had the opportunity of organising a number of music recitals and events as well as have an experience in digital audio recordings from my time in working at the recording studio. These experiences have afforded me the skills to become more than capable to perform, compose, direct, and to teach music to students of any age and to help them in whatever aspect of music other than performance that might interest 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

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

Online lessons

Emmanuel 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.

Emmanuel's Studio Location

Emmanuel 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.