“The key to successful music learning is believing in what you're doing.”
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I think the key to successful music learning is believing in what you're doing. My goal is to work with students to set achievable targets. We figure out what got you interested in learning music and break challenges into smaller steps that add up to big improvements. Maybe you're a band flutist who wants to dive into jazz or you've got a passion for Klezmer clarinet. Whatever sparks your joy and curiosity, that's what we focus on. This approach makes our lessons engaging and leads to positive results.
Name: Kishan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools, earning the following degrees: - York University - Master of Arts - University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music Notable teachers include: clarinet with Miles Jaques, David Bourque, Steve Pierre and Peter Stoll, flute with Peg Albrecht, Nina Martini-Dorey and Sara Hahn, oboe with Wendy Bornstein, Monica Fosnaugh and David Sussman, bassoon with Nadina Mackie Jackson.
I was always eager to learn everything I could musical instruments in my childhood and had great support of teachers within the public schools system in Ontario to do this. They let me sign out any and all of the woodwind instruments and it was a personal pursuit to learn them. Now, I am a proficient woodwind doubler with extensive experience on each of the woodwinds, who plays in pit orchestras for musicals across Canada, and feel very passionately about the role of multi-disciplinarian's in the arts. I was a Banff Artist in Residence in 2018 and got to collaborate and record with emerging Canadian singer/songwriters in fusion, folk, dark folk and jazz styles. I was a competitive dancer for 20 years and believe that music and movement compliment each other. As much as possible I find ways to incorporate movement in my lessons.
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
Kishan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Kishan 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.
Kishan's Studio Location
Kishan 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.