Ethan - BAH Teacher #3495

“My main philosophy is to approach the instrument in an effortless and enjoyable way. ”
 - Ethan


Trumpet can be a difficult instrument, but it is my main philosophy to approach the instrument in an effortless and enjoyable way. Music is an amazing way of expressing ourselves, and the process of learning a new instrument or developing one we already know, is a rewarding process that I enjoy helping to cultivate. The trumpet is an extension of our body, and I believe because of this, the instrument is closely linked to individuality and personal expression. It's also important for to me tailor lessons to students interests and desires in order to develop a love for music, and a passion for brass playing.

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

Age: 22

Gender: male

I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary, and have studied under trumpet teachers such as Gareth Jones, and Johnny Summers. My trumpet career started after absolutely falling in love with the instrument in middle school, before pursuing music in a more professional capacity throughout high school and my university degree.

I have gotten the opportunity to play and perform in various ensembles such as the Calgary Youth Orchestra, Calgary Youth Jazz Orchestra, and as a solo freelance musician with my own quintet. I have had playing experience across all brass instruments, but trumpet remains my main instrument. With experience in classical and popular genres, I have a wide experience in performance and pedagogy of varying styles. As a part of my musical journey, I have also had the opportunity to work with artists and groups such the Count Basie Orchestra, Brian Lynch, Melissa Aldana, Ted Nash, and Gordon Towell.


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

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

Online lessons

Ethan 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.