Julian - BAH Teacher #3489

“Julian, a dedicated musician and drumming instructor, offers comprehensive lessons in composition, drumset, percussion, dictation, ear training, jazz improvisation, music history, and beginner to intermediate music theory. His teaching philosophy extends beyond music, integrating life lessons learned through musical experiences. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance at McGill University, Julian has received extensive training from renowned musicians and participated in prestigious music festivals, earning awards like the Earl Hobson Most Outstanding Musician and scholarships from the TD Vancouver Jazz Festival. Fluent in English, Julian provides personalized instruction online and in-home, emphasizing enjoyment, and risk-taking. for an enriching musical journey with Julian!”
 - Julian


I treat music like a lifestyle, integrating lessons I learn through musical experiences into my daily life. Good habits such as learning proper posture and focusing on breathing can be implemented into tackling daily challenges. I believe anyone who desires to learn music will also learn valuable life lessons along with it and will also achieve the joy that comes with being able to express themselves through playing music. I also encourage my students to enjoy what they're playing, to take risks, and to ask questions!

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

Age: 21

Gender: male

I have attended the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music jazz band during high school. I have also received large ensemble training through a big band program run by the TD Vancouver Jazz Festival in 2018. I now currently attend McGill University studying for a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance for the drumset. We are taught basic jazz harmony, theory, composition and arranging skills through the McGill Jazz Performance program. I have studied privately with drummers and musicians such as Joe Poole, Jim Doxas, John Lee, Julian Jayme, and Darrell Green. Outside of school, I have also gained training through playing gigs and shows with notable musicians of every age such as Kevin Dean and Benjamin Sigerson.

Earl Hobson Most Outstanding Musician (2020) TD Vancouver Jazz Festival 2018 Scholarship

I have played for several music festivals such as Car Free Day and the TD Vancouver Jazz Festval. I have also opened for big Filipino acts such as Vice Ganda with my rock band.


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

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

Online lessons

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.