“ I encourage a diverse exploration of musical genres, based on the broadness of a student's scope of interest to learn. ”
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Music has been a driving force through my life, from hearing it on the radio and movies, to seeing local musicians, to jamming with family members. It can certainly be a great source of joy, inspiration, and curiosity. Despite my extensive year of academic study, I believe we all have the potential to effectively become musicians, whether it is through our natural voices or sense of rhythm. Music is such a vast space to explore, and we all have different backgrounds that inform our tastes and preferences. I always aim to personalize my lessons based on a student's musical interests and personal goals, if they happen have such. I encourage a diverse exploration of musical genres, based on the broadness of a student's scope of interest to learn. Techniques can be taught more engagingly through learning songs and different musical genres. If music is a language, then every style/genre is but a dialect.
Name: Jonathan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a BA in Jazz Performance from Concordia University, which included ensemble performance classes, music theory, ear training and choir. I previously studied at Vanier College in Montreal, which also included theory, arranging, and composition. I also studied for one year at Toronto's Humber College from the beginning of my BA studies. My principle teachers on my instrument include Jim Doxas, Jim Hillman, and Steve Mancuso.
-Louis Contan Interim Drum Scholarship at Vanier College -Awards for Proficiency in music in 2011, 2012 & 2014 at Laurier Senior HIgh School
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
Jonathan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Jonathan 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.