Gavin - BAH Teacher #3619

About Gavin
Gavin, with his ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, offers online lessons in piano, ear training, and RCM exam preparation. Gavin's teaching philosophy revolves around creating a nurturing and inspiring environment where students can freely explore their musical passions. With awards and distinctions from music festivals and a proficiency in multiple instruments including piano, guitar, and clarinet, Gavin is well-equipped to guide students on their musical journey. Book an interview with Gavin now.


As a piano teacher, I encourage my students to be expressive and creative musicians. While technical proficiency is essential, I believe that true musicianship goes beyond just playing the notes correctly. My philosophy centers on cultivating the joy and enthusiasm for music within each student. I believe in creating a nurturing and inspiring environment where students can explore their musical passions freely.

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

Age: 25

Gender: male

Royal Conservatory of Music - ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance

Richmond Music Festival - Beethoven Sonata 3381 gr.10, 2nd place. Romantic 3341 gr.10, 3rd place

I have actively participated in multiple music festivals, recitals, and piano competitions. Other than playing piano, I can also play the guitar and the clarinet.



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

Gavin 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.