“I encourage and supports students to follow that curious spark and discover their musical voice. ”
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We all have a reason why we want to play music. I encourage and support students to follow that curious spark and discover their musical voice. I guide students to achieve their musical goals whether it be learning a new instrument, a new song, developing as an improviser, learning to sight read, understand theory, or songwriting in a fun and interactive way.
Name: Joel (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I spent 4 years studying Jazz Saxophone at Capilano University. I have over 14 years of teaching experience working in ECE: Montessori schools, and independent schools learning all about child development, as well as adult & group lessons. I studied saxophone with Grammy nominated Juno award winning jazz saxophonist Campbell Ryga at Capilano University. My additional teachers are: Charlie Parker, Bach, Dave Liebman, Miles Davis, Bill Evans just to name a few of the masters. I started studying saxophone at the age of 13 and as my musical career developed I began learning and incorporating more instruments into my teaching repertoire.
Teacher of the year award @ Ava Music & Art Centre ltd. 2018
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).
Joel 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.
Joel's Studio Location
Joel 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.