James - BAH Teacher #3165

“James, an experienced violin teacher based in Vancouver, offers lessons to students starting from the age of 5, including adults. With a teaching studio in Vancouver, he provides both in-studio and in-home lessons, ensuring convenience for his students. James emphasizes a relaxed playing style, excellent sound quality, expressiveness, and precise pitch and rhythm. His teaching philosophy is centered on unlocking each student's potential and fostering a deep appreciation for music. Holding a Bachelor of Education in Violin and Education from UBC and with over 15 years of teaching experience, James is adept at preparing students for RCM exams and also offers improvisation skills training for a more enjoyable learning experience. ”
 - James


I place particular emphasis on playing with relaxation, good sound, expressiveness, and accuracy of pitch and rhythm. Whether your goal is to prepare for RCM exams, or you just want to play your best because you love music and the violin, I look forward to helping you succeed!

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

Age: 50's

Gender: male

I studied both Violin and Education at UBC, and completed my B.Ed.

Playing the violin has been my lifelong passion and pursuit, and I strive to realize each student's potential on their musical journey. I studied both Violin and Education at UBC, and I have over 15 years of violin teaching experience. I have also studied privately with other prominent local teachers over the years. For students who are interested, I can teach improvisation skills to make violin playing more fun!


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

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

James' Studio Location

James 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.