Evan - BAH Teacher #3395

“I like to have fun during lessons, and a student who is relaxed and having fun is a happy student!”
 - Evan


I believe that music is an integral part of my being, and that it is a necessary part of everybody's education. I believe that every person can feel the same love as I do about music, and I strive to pass on the joy of music to those I teach. Teaching the trumpet should be done with care in order to build good habits, both for the mind and body. Playing the trumpet is a physical experience that can be very fun and therapeutic, if taught properly and with attention to detail. I believe that warming up is the most fundamental part of trumpet playing, and each of my lessons will begin with stretching and deep breaths, the same way I began my practice sessions for many years. I also like to have fun during lessons, and a student who is relaxed and having fun is a happy student!

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

Age: 24

Gender: male

I have a Bachelor's of Music degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in Jazz Trumpet Performance. I am also currently working towards my Master's in Jazz Performance at the Manhattan School of Music.

Awards I have earned include: - Manhattan School of Music Scholarship - University of Toronto Entrance Scholarship

I studied violin privately from age seven to fourteen, and I also obtained my grade 3 RCM. I have also studied privately with trumpet teachers specializing in both Jazz and Classical music. During my trumpet playing career, I have been fortunate to go to MusicFest many times, both regional and national. I was selected to play for three consecutive years as a part of the Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band, which was a country-wide jazz band put together as a part of MusicFest Nationals. I have also had the honour of participating in regional bands such as the Nepean All-City Jazz Band (NACJB), the Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO) and the Ottawa Junior Jazz Band (OJJB). I have also had the privilege to share the stage with many world class musicians during my time at the University of Toronto.


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).

Online lessons

Evan 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.