“Anyone can understand music [...] with a little dedication.”
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Classical music is often accused of being too complex to grasp entirely, hidden behind a veil of arcane rituals of little value to the onlooker. It is my mandate as a teacher to reduce this complexity into manageable amounts for the student, regardless of their level, in order to help them towards their personal goals. As a late arrival to western classical tradition, I am testament to the fact that anyone can understand music's perceived complexities and hone their skills with a little dedication.
Name: Jesse (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended these schools for the following degrees: -University of Toronto - Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance, -Concordia University - Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Music, -Vanier College -College Diploma in Music
2018 - Phil Cohen Music Award
I have studied under some of Canada's best guitarists including Jeffrey McFadden, Tariq Harb and Patrick Kearney as well as having studied under Yasuji Ohagi in Japan. As a result of my studies, I have a particular affinty for Alexander technique, and my teaching, at every level, is often informed by it. My passion for technology, as it relates to music and otherwise, is an integral part of my teaching, particularly for older students.
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
Jesse is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Jesse 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.