Josiah - BAH Teacher #3379

About Josiah
Josiah, a dedicated cello teacher, is passionate about tailoring lessons to fit the unique musical interests of each student. With a focus on students from ages 6 to adults, he offers both online and in-home lessons, ensuring flexibility and convenience. Josiah brings a wealth of experience, having trained in both Suzuki and Royal Conservatory methods, and currently enriches his teaching with contemporary styles from his Music Industry Arts studies at Fanshawe College. Whether you're interested in classical cello or exploring other genres, Josiah's commitment to a personalized musical journey makes him an ideal guide. Discover the magic of music with Josiah's expert guidance.


I firmly believe that the love for music should be the driving force behind one's desire to learn. I recognize that each person's musical passion may extend beyond the boundaries of traditional cello repertoire. While I have a strong foundation in classical cello, I also appreciate and embrace the versatility of the instrument in contemporary styles such as rock 'n' roll, R&B, funk, pop, and more. My commitment is to craft a personalized and tailor-made learning journey for each student, centered around their specific musical passions. Together, we will explore and cultivate your unique musical path.

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

Age: 24

Gender: male

For over a decade, I have received private instruction in both the Suzuki and Royal Conservatory methods. My mentors, Kirk Starkey and Joowon Kim, are renowned cellists who have greatly influenced my musical journey. Currently, I am pursuing studies at Fanshawe College in the Music Industry Arts program. Here, I have the privilege of learning under the guidance of esteemed professionals such as Dan Brodbeck, a Juno award-winning mixing engineer, and Moe Berg from The Pursuit of Happiness. This educational path diverges from traditional approaches, offering a unique opportunity for a more liberated and free-style approach to musical education and learning. I am excited to explore this unconventional path and embrace the endless possibilities it presents.

I hold a Suzuki certification for basic music teaching, which has equipped me with essential skills to guide students in their musical journey. Moreover, I possess extensive knowledge in recording arts, enabling me to apply my expertise not only to the cello but also to various other instruments. To enhance the cello's sound and adapt it to different genres and creative ideas, I employ pedals with my electric cello. Over the years, I have gained a wealth of experience performing on the cello in both classical settings and high-energy rock environments. These diverse experiences have shaped me into a versatile musician ready to explore various musical avenues.


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

Josiah is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Josiah 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.