“I try to make sure students learn strong fundamentals alongside their more musical pursuits.”
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The only reason I am pursuing music is because of the wonderful music educators who I have been privileged enough to work with. The first thing I noticed about all of my teachers is how excited they got when talking about music and how it made me excited about playing music, so first and foremost, I try to share my love of music with my students. It is impossible to make great music if the passion is not there, but anyone can deliver a compelling performance if it is. Beyond this, I believe it is very important that brass students learn good technique. Brass instruments are a joy to play when used efficiently, but can be a headache when you develop bad habits, so I try to make sure students learn strong fundamentals alongside their more musical pursuits.
Name: Julian (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently pursuing a bachelor's in tuba performance at McGill university. I study tuba privately with Sasha Johnson of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and previously studied with Jen Stephen of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. In addition to my private studies I played principal tuba in the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra for the 2019/20 season and played tuba with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra from 2018-2020.
International Euphonium and Tuba festival student solo competition - finalist
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).
Julian 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.