“I also encourage my students to explore as many areas of music and bass playing as possible, trying to add more than what they are most enthusiastic about.”
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As a bass instructor, I am always happy to help my students to achieve their own desired goals and learn their favourite music too. I am very patient, easy-going and always pay attention to a student's needs while teaching the electric and/or double bass. One of my goals as a bass instructor is to teach, demonstrate and give students a chance to practice the role of the bassist and what makes a bassline in a piece of music solid and tasteful. I also encourage my students to explore as many areas of music and bass playing as possible, trying to add more than what they are most enthusiastic about. I believe that even the most basic knowledge of music theory can help students understand the music they are learning. For many years, I have been involved with bands that perform jazz, rock, classical, world music and many other musical genres and know how much it can help one's skills and career, earn connections with other musicians and artists and make new friends. The bassist is one of the most in-demand positions in many bands. It can be a rewarding experience for those who are aspiring professionals or passionate music hobbyists.
Name: Kyle (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Vancouver Community College - Bachelor of Applied Music in Jazz and Contemporary Performance
*Christopher Vincent Shannon Memorial Scholarship from Vancouver Community College
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
Kyle is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Kyle 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.
Kyle's Studio Location
Kyle offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. After booking an interview the full address will be released to you if needed.