“My mission as an instructor is to foster strong connections between my students and their instruments while igniting their passion for self-expression through music.”
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I have been a dedicated drummer since 2005 and have played a prominent role in the music scene since 2010. Throughout my musical journey, I've had the privilege to collaborate with artists across a wide spectrum of genres, from metal to reggae, jazz to pop, and everything in between. My deep understanding of these diverse genres has given me a clear perspective on how to effectively instruct them. To further enhance my musical knowledge and skills, I pursued advanced studies at VCC for two years. This educational journey immersed me in the realms of composition, performance, and education, allowing me to expand my expertise. Since 2018, I have been sharing my wealth of experience as a professional drum instructor. My mission as an instructor is to foster strong connections between my students and their instruments while igniting their passion for self-expression through music. Recently, I've relocated to the vibrant city of Montreal, bringing with me a rich musical background acquired during my time in Vancouver. I am enthusiastic about building a close-knit musical community within this lively city. I invite you to join me on a journey of musical exploration, growth, and creativity. Whether you're a beginner seeking guidance or a seasoned musician looking to refine your craft, I am dedicated to helping you achieve your musical aspirations.His mission is to nurture students’ connections with their instruments and ignite their desire for self-expression. Recently making the vibrant city of Montreal his new home, Ian brings with him a wealth of musical insights acquired during his time in Vancouver. He is enthusiastic about fostering a tight-knit musical community within this lively city. Join Ian on a journey of musical exploration, growth, and creativity. Whether you’re a beginner seeking guidance or a seasoned musician looking to refine your craft, Ian Cardona is dedicated to helping you achieve your musical aspirations.
Name: Ian (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Performing for 20 years. Vancouver Community College - Diploma (not complete) I studied with Johnny Andrews, Jesse Cahill and Bernie Arai
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
Ian is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Ian 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.