Jesse - BAH Teacher #3001

About Jesse
I like to use tactile activities that help students grow comfortable with abstract musical concepts, which they will then apply and develop in pieces they play.


Music touches our lives and can bring comfort to the heart and joy into the home. I am a classically trained pianist who teaches lessons for all levels, from beginner to advanced, children to adults. As students bring their particular interests and abilities to the piano, I want to provide them with a solid grounding in music and technique while also encouraging them to develop on their own paths as musicians. To lay a foundation, I draw from my experience studying piano in Russia and also incorporate ideas from my studies in childhood development into my teaching. For example, while music books with prepared lessons can be helpful, I like to use tactile activities that help students grow comfortable with abstract musical concepts, which they will then apply and develop in pieces they play. Also, many composers, such as Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Prokofiev, and Gnesina, composed albums for children that are structured around fundamental piano skills for younger ages. I want students to jump into musical waters right away, learning pieces by these well-known composers and music educators. For students who are interested in more advanced piano, I would be delighted to introduce more of the Russian music school and the classical repertoire to them. Regardless of level or musical interest, though, practising is an essential part of any musician’s development: students must be committed to practising regularly. I believe learning to play an instrument helps young musicians not only develop cognitive skills that are applicable beyond music but also grow as persons as they work through challenges to learn new skills and concepts. It’s a privilege to watch young piano learners grow as they get better at finger dexterity, widen their understanding of musical concepts, and gain confidence in themselves. Sharing my love of music is important to me, and I want to help my students develop their own appreciation and identities in music.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I studied classical piano from 2006-2010 at the Academic Music College of Moscow’s Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. I graduated with a degree in piano performance, accompaniment, and pedagogy, with a strong emphasis on music theory. My favourite composers include Haydn, Rachmaninov, and Arvo Pärt, but I like to dip into jazz and blues, too.



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