Eric - BAH Teacher #2073

About Eric
Eric, a seasoned music instructor with a diverse background in jazz and pop music, offers personalized lessons tailored to each student's goals. With a degree in jazz performance and extensive experience playing bass professionally, including on cruise ships for nearly two decades, Eric emphasizes versatility and adaptability in his teaching approach. From learning popular songs to preparing for auditions, Eric's teaching philosophy revolves around making music a source of joy for his students.


La musique fait parti de ma vie depuis mon adolescence et seulement après quelques mois, j’ai réalisé que j’allais y consacré ma vie. Mon enseignement est personnalisé je vais donc adapter mon enseignement en fonction des buts de mes étudiants. Que ce soit seulement pour apprendre des chansons populaire du moment ou pour se préparer a des auditions en vue d’étudier en musique mon enseignement sera a la hauteur des attentes. Music has been part of my life since my teenage years. It didn't take me long to realize that this would be my life. My teaching is personalized in fonction of the goals of my students. From learning popular songs to getting ready for auditions my teaching is versatile. I can also teach music theory an harmony

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

Age: 40's

Gender: male

J’ai fait mes études en interprétation jazz et musique pop au Cégep de St-Laurent avec Sylvain Bolduc en plus de faire L’option arrangement qui est une troisième année optionnelle avec André Beaudry. J’ai par la suite fait mon Bac en interprétation a l’université de Montréal avec Denis Labrosse comme professeur de Basse. J’ai aussi un AEC en conception sonore à l’institut Trebas. I studied in performance at Cegep St-Laurent with Sylvain Bolduc to complete a performance degree. I have also done an optional year studying arranging with Andre Beaudry. After Cegep I went to University of Montreal to obtain a degree in jazz performance with Denis Labrosse. I also have a degree in sound design at Trebas institute.

Après mes études en musique j’ai joué dans les environs de Montreal pendant quelques années avant d’aller travailler sur les bateaux de croisières comme bassiste dans l’orchestre. J’ai fait ce travail pendant 18 ans.L’orchestre accompagne toute les revues musicales ainsi que les artistes invités. La lecture à vue est très sollicité pour ce travail ainsi que d’être versatile dans plusieurs Style. After my music Studies I played gigs around Montreal for a few years before taking my skills at sea onboard cruise ships. I played bass on cruise ships for almost 20 years playing musicals and backing guest entertainers. Sight reading is really important for that gig and also being versatile.



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

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

Online lessons

Eric 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.