Jesse - BAH Teacher #2777

“Ultimately, the ability to make music is a gift, and I hope to share that gift with as many people as I possibly can. ”
 - Jesse


It is my belief that the biggest step in achieving one’s musical goals is truly believing that all of them are attainable, because they are! As a beginner guitarist, I struggled with self-doubt, but I was lucky enough to have a fabulous instructor that taught me the power of a positive attitude. Once I adopted a positive mindset, I started to make a lot more progress on my instrument. As a teacher, I strive to inspire others to make music in the same way my instructor did. A large part of this is allowing the student to learn what they want, and at a pace which is comfortable for them. After all, the customer is always right. Imagine being a violinist and starting out with Paganini’s 24th Caprice! There’s a good chance that may not end well. It is absolutely imperative for the learning process to include successful learning early on in order to build confidence and positive reinforcement for the student. Ultimately, the ability to make music is a gift, and I hope to share that gift with as many people as I possibly can.

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

Age: 24

Gender: male

I am currently enrolled in the Music program at York University, where I am in my third year and set to obtain a BFA. My focus at York is jazz, and I have also delved into world music during my time at York, learning and performing music from the Balkan and Celtic traditions. Prior to this, I was taught by a local private music teacher starting from the age of 9. This teacher had a wealth of musical knowledge thanks to the time they spent studying at Mohawk College and York University, and educated me on the styles of rock, blues, jazz, heavy metal, and country music.


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

Online lessons

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.