“Music doesn't have to be hard, it just has to be fun!”
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Music is a language, lets learn to speak it! Music is extremely important to me and I believe it plays an integral role in the education of any person. I believe anybody can learn music, we are born musical; from the rhythm our hearts use to beat, to the rhythm we use to walk or breathe. A formal training in music allows an individual to engage practically every are of their brain at once (especially the visual, auditory and motor cortices). Discipline and structured practice in playing music strengthens those brain functions, allowing us to apply that strength to other activities. Having fun fun while playing music is an essential element of successful learning. Music doesn't have to be hard, it just has to be fun!
Name: Juan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an honours Bachelor Of Music from Humber College with major in electric bass. I studied double bass back in Colombia at Eafit University. I studied piano privately from age 18 to 25. My principal teachers include Rich Brown, Mike Downes, Jon Maharaj and Curtis Freeman.
Suyun Kim Memorial Award - 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).
Lessons in your home
Juan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Juan 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.