Graeme - BAH Teacher #3811

About Graeme
Graeme is an accomplished trumpet and composition teacher providing lessons online and in students' homes. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Concordia University and has been involved in programs such as the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers. Fluent in English, Graeme teaches students of various ages, fostering creativity and excellence. His approach encourages students to explore music deeply, blending classical and modern techniques. Graeme specializes in trumpet, composition, music theory, and ear training. Celebrated for his innovative teaching methods and engaging style, he is committed to inspiring musical passion and expertise. Book an interview with Graeme for a comprehensive and enriching musical education.


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Music has been an integral part of my life for longer than I can recall. It has taught me to embrace even the most minute details of life, much like the nuances of performance we get from a page of music. I believe any person is capable of great things in music - it takes a brain willing to forge relationships with unfamiliar concepts, engage with creativity, and strive for greatness.

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

Age: 19

Gender: male

I have studied music from a young age, beginning with piano at seven. This was followed by trumpet at nine years old. At ten, I began composing music with the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers Program, and this was an excellent way for me to develop my creativity and musicality with other like minded individuals. I completed this program by high school, and I became a mentor for other young students. Keeping up with trumpet, I was a member of Face the Music, a program that plays music by living composers only - as well as the Jazz at Lincoln Center High School Jazz Academy. This allowed me to perform jazz and new music. I graduated from the Special Music School in NYC, NY studying music composition, and I am now pursuing a B.M. in Music Composition from Concordia University in Montréal, QC.

My mother played a huge role in my early involvement with music. She is not a musician herself, but she is someone who is moved by music, and passionately at that. I was exposed to all different forms of music growing up, and this has made me well versed in several genres, whether that is history, theory, or a combination of both. I currently compose and perform electronic music as part of my personal journey with my career - I would like to continue my passion for DJing, and I hope to inspire others who want to embark on a personal journey with music as well. I have composed and performed everything from orchestral to ambient music - and the best part is, I am always open to learning and developing as an artist!

English

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

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

Online lessons

Graeme 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.

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