Kenny - BAH Teacher #1768

“Kenny, a dedicated violin teacher with over 13 years of experience, offers personalized lessons tailored to each student's unique journey as a musician. With a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from McGill University and an ARCT Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has performed with prestigious orchestras and artists, including Cirque du Soleil and Michael Bublé. Kenny's teaching philosophy emphasizes individualized instruction, incorporating pieces, technical studies, and theory to foster growth as a musician and violinist. Fluent in English and French, he provides online lessons and teaches from his studio. Book an interview with Kenny now.”
 - Kenny


Each student is on his or her own journey as a musician and violinist. Everyone is different and unique in experience; body type, skill and etc, therefore teaching methods are based on the individual's needs and not a uniformed idea of teaching. Pieces, provided technical studies and scales will be used to help guide them along this path. Alongside the violin, theory may be taught so that the student will grow as a musician as well as a violinist.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from McGill University's. My teacher was the concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Saint Lawrence String Quartet. I have performed with many orchestras around Canada including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Appassionata Chamber Orchestra, Laval Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra. I had the privilege of performing in the 30th Anniversary Concert of Cirque du Soleil, Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses twice with the Vancouver Film Orchestra, Michael Buble’s Crazy Love album, as well as in concert with Il Divo. In April 2013, Kenny performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Richmond Orchestra and has performed as a soloist with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra on several occasions. I also completed my ARCT Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music and have been teaching for 18 years.

McGill University: "Outstanding Achievement in Violin Performance" Schulich Scholar Valerie Wood Memorial Award in Music B.C. Arts Council Scholarship



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).

Online lessons

Kenny 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.