Hugh - BAH Teacher #3946

About Hugh
Hugh is a dynamic trumpet instructor passionate about music education. With extensive training in jazz performance and composition from Capilano University, he brings both expertise and innovation to his teaching. Hugh's education is marked by notable achievements, including scholarships and prestigious awards, highlighting his excellence in performance and dedication to music. Fluent in English, he specializes in teaching trumpets across genres, enriching lessons with ear training, harmony, and jazz improvisation. His teaching approach emphasizes creativity, tailored instruction, and fostering a deep appreciation for music in students of all levels. Hugh offers lessons online, in his studio, and in students' homes, ensuring flexible and accessible learning experiences. Book an interview with Hugh now.


Music has been a guiding force throughout my life. It's not just a skill I possess; it's a profound part of my identity. I've experienced firsthand the transformative power of music in shaping not only my creativity but also my character. This personal connection fuels my unwavering passion for teaching. I believe in the universal language of music, one that transcends differences and connects people on a profound level. My love for music drives me to share this gift with others, to inspire them to explore their own unique potential in the world of sound. Teaching is a calling for me. It's a way to give back and contribute to the growth and enrichment of others' lives. The satisfaction I derive from witnessing my students discover the joy of music is immeasurable. In my approach to teaching, I prioritize creating a supportive and nurturing environment. I believe in fostering an atmosphere where students can learn and explore without fear of judgment, where their curiosity is encouraged, and their unique voices are celebrated. I aim to tailor my teaching methods to the individual needs and learning styles of my students, ensuring that they feel both challenged and inspired. My goal is to instill not just technical skills but also a lifelong appreciation for music in all its forms. Ultimately, I see my role as a guide, a mentor, and a source of encouragement on the journey of musical discovery. My commitment is not only to impart knowledge but also to ignite the flame of creativity in every student I teach. I am devoted to nurturing the next generation of musicians and enabling them to discover the magic of music. I view teaching as a profound responsibility, and I approach it with the utmost dedication and care.

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

Age: 20

Gender: male

High School: Ecolé Salish Secondary (Graduated in 2021) Active involvement in the concert and jazz bands, contributing to my musical development. Current Education: Capilano University Currently pursuing a degree in Jazz Performance/ Composition Honors and Recognition: Selected for the Surrey Jazz Festival Rep Band under the guidance of Jodi Proznick. Played lead trumpet in the MusicFest Canada National Honours Jazz Band. Notable Instructors: Received guidance from highly accomplished instructors, including Brad Turner and Steve Maddock. Studied with jazz giants such as Charlie Porter, Nick Biello, Greg Hopkins, Michael Kim, and others. Diverse Gig Experience: Shown my musical versatility through hundreds professional gigs, encompassing jazz, classical, funk, blues, rock, and pop genres. Leadership and Collaboration: Successfully led my own jazz combo and actively contributed to various local big bands, highlighting my commitment to supporting the Greater Vancouver music community.

Rising Star Award - Fort Langley Jazz Festival Scholarship to the Blaine Harbour Music Camp and Festival Scholarship for outstanding student at the Blaine Habour Music Camp “Best Overall Musician” - Surrey School’s Jazz Festival “Best Trumpet Player” - Surrey School’s Jazz Festival “Best Lead Trumpet” - Surrey School’s Jazz Festival

I come from a deeply musical family, and my journey as a musician began in grade 7, setting the foundation for a lifelong dedication to the art of music. With over a decade of experience in playing and teaching, I have had the privilege of sharing my passion with aspiring musicians of all ages. My expertise in jazz improvisation and lead trumpet playing has allowed me to contribute to various musical endeavors. Notably, I've transcribed over 1000 jazz solos, meaning I have a highly developed ear and can teach any student to visualize the sound they want to hear, as well as help them build a passion for listening to music. I take pride in my ability to nurture the next generation of musicians through effective teaching, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to embark on their own musical journeys.


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

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

Online lessons

Hugh 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.

Hugh's Studio Location

Hugh 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.