Fabio - BAH Teacher #3022

About Fabio
Fabio, a dedicated music teacher in his 30s, offers online and in-home lessons in classical guitar, electric guitar, piano, ukulele, composition, music theory, ear training, harmony, jazz improvisation, and music history. With a Bachelor of Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music and a Music Composition Diploma, Fabio brings over 15 years of experience in playing guitar and over 7 years in piano to his teaching. His diverse musical background includes proficiency in various genres, from salsa and Latin music to jazz, pop, and progressive metal. Fabio's teaching philosophy centers on nurturing natural talents in a supportive and engaging environment, fostering a love for music in both children and adults. Fluent in English and Spanish, Fabio aims to make music accessible to all, emphasizing fun and creativity in his lessons.


Everyone is innately a musician, we bop our heads, stomp our feet, and dance to music long before we can walk or talk. My goal is to develop these natural talents with fun and engaging lessons. Adults and children alike will find a supportive environment free of stress and anxiety to grow their passion and explore their musicality.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I graduated with distinction from Grant MacEwan's Bachelor of Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music with a General Major and a Music Composition Diploma. I have been playing piano for over 7 years and guitar for over 15 years, learning idiomatic styles for numerous music genres, from salsa and Latin music to jazz, pop, and progressive metal. My musical education and practice have largely focused on musical composition, film and video game scoring, and writing for the orchestral ensemble. I have extensively studied orchestral repertoire, from Mozart to Ravel, Holst, Ligeti, Adams, and many more.

-Canadian Music Centre & Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition - Honourable Mention for ‘Of Hope and Moonlight’ -Edmonton Pops Orchestra (Winner) - Edmonton Composers Competition 2020 for ‘Solstice Dances’ -Ombra di Musica (Winner) – Composition Contest winner for ‘Two Waltzes and a Trot’

• Writing music is my foremost passion. I enjoy learning and writing in a variety of musical styles and genres, including Classical, Epic, Jazz/Big Band, Contemporary classical, EDM, Rock, Pop, and many others. • I have extensive knowledge of software-based solutions to music notation including Steinberg Dorico and MakeMusic’s Finale • Writing for orchestra and analyzing orchestral repertoire (from classical to modern film scoring) is one of the key studies I have set to develop in my musical practice. Learning from past masters to contemporary ones is a never-ending journey of discovery and awe. • Music production and technology help me complement my composition practice and allow me to see my works come to life. I have extensive knowledge of Digital Audio Workstations from FL studio to Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Studio One, and others. • Creating a new palette of sounds is always a new and exciting way to spark creativity. Knowledge of additive, subtractive, wavetable, and granular synthesis is a great creativity booster that accompanies my music production. • Making music come to life inside a computer, especially orchestral works, has been one of my most priced endeavors and most fulfilling musical achievements. • Mixing and mastering are great tools to have at your disposal. Learning what to boost and cut, what to compress and not, is yet another creative journey that further elevates my writing.



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

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

Online lessons

Fabio 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.