Juan Carlos - BAH Teacher #1726

“Every person learns in various ways. ”
 - Juan Carlos


From my years of teaching experience, I realize and appreciate that every person learns in various ways. One of my goals is to teach the student what they want to learn, at a pace that is suitable and individually appropriate. It is my desire to have opportunities to build musical culture within the community.

Name: Juan Carlos (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 40's

Gender: male

I have attended and earned the following: -Bellas Artes Universidad (Cartagena, Colombia) Diploma of Popular Music -Humber College (Lakeshore Campus - Toronto, Ontario) Bachelor of Music Degree

*AM740 Jazz Award – 2014 *Eddie Sossin Humanity Award – 2011 & 2013 *Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. Scholarship – 2012

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: *Alongside JUNO Award Winner Emilie-Claire Barlow *2015/2016 “One World” Tour with JUNO Award Winner Jesse Cook *Alongside JUNO Award Winner David Buchbinder featuring Hilario Duran and Odessa/Havana (Klezmer & Afro-Cuban Ensemble) *Member of the Humber Studio Jazz Ensemble from 2010-2014, alongside Jack DeJohnette, Danilo Perez, Dave Holland, Maria Schneider, Guido Basso, Bob Mintzer, Larnell, Lewis and Mark Kelso (Big Band Jazz Ensemble) *KC Roberts and the Live Revolution (Funk, Jazz, Rock Ensemble) *Gary Morgan & Panamericana (Latin Jazz Big Band) *Cimmaron under the direction of Luis Ochoa (Afro-Cuban Band) *Son Ache (Salsa Band) *Zebrina (Klezmer Ensemble) OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: *Professional and active musician experienced in a variety of music genres *Strong improvising ability in both musical and life situations *Musical versatility and ability to play by ear *Knowledge of music theory *Able to create ongoing communication and bonds with students and parents *Adept at assisting students to understand the drums and various percussion instruments *Knowledge of essential drum equipment for both recording and live performances *Able to assist students to purchase the right equipment (incl. drum set tuning and assembly) *Positive minded and naturally dedicated in assisting students to obtain their music goals *Expressive and personable demeanor with an honest work ethic



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

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

Online lessons

Juan Carlos 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.

Juan Carlos' Studio Location

Juan Carlos 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.