Glenn - BAH Teacher #2309

“It's never too late to learn.”
 - Glenn


I'm here to boost your musical journey and uncover the inner musician within you – a potential I truly believe exists in everyone. Our lessons will be a blend of relaxed, engaging, yet detail-focused sessions that break away from formality while maintaining discipline. My approach combines a friendly touch with a rich musical background and years of experience, setting me apart in this field. In our lessons, you'll develop musical discipline and effective practice techniques, helping you achieve results you might not have thought possible. While I follow a structured approach, I hold your musical ideas in high regard, recognizing their importance in your growth. While I often align with the Royal Conservatory of Music syllabus, I also introduce diversity into your musical journey. My main focus is classical, yet I believe that excelling in classical pieces will pave the way for tackling popular music or other genres with greater ease. Should you be interested in piano competitions or RCM exams, I'm here to guide your preparation. These experiences are invaluable for enhancing musical skills and boosting your confidence for public performances. I work with students of all ages – from young children to adults venturing into the world of piano. It's never too late to learn, and I have numerous stories of individuals starting their musical journeys later in life. While I emphasize technical piano skills, our approach is well-rounded. We'll tackle sight-reading, explore music theory, and dive into artistic expression at the piano. As music is aural, ear training will play a significant role in your lessons. You'll develop the ability to recognize chords, intervals, and more – all skills that are crucial for playing by ear. Your learning experience will be enjoyable and reignite your passion for music. There's no pressure to rush – we'll progress at a pace that suits you. Everyone has their own journey, and I'm committed to being there every step of the way. So, don't hesitate – let's begin your musical journey together, right now.

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

Age: 50's

Gender: male

I have my Grade 8 in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music (First Class Honours) and I am currently working on my Grade 9 piano certificate. I studied piano privately from the age of six until the age of nineteen and then as an adult student at the Royal Conservatory. In addition to my piano performance education, I have also achieved Grade 8 Theory at the Royal Conservatory of Music (First Class Honours with Distinction) and completed the "Teaching Elementary Piano Course" in December 2020 with a 93% grade. My teachers were all classically trained in piano performance, as is my current teacher at the Royal Conservatory, Jeannie Niokos, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) specializing in Piano Performance (York University). Students that I have trained in the RCM curriculum have mostly achieved First Class Honours with Distinction and one has achieved the Gold Medal.

- ear training - improvisation - sight reading - playing rock and pop music buy ear


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

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

Online lessons

Glenn 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.

Glenn's Studio Location

Glenn offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.