Matthew - BAH Teacher #2498

“Matthew is a talented clarinet, flute, and saxophone teacher based in Quebec, available for both online and in-home lessons, catering to students aged 6 to adults. Holding a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées in saxophone from the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec, his comprehensive musical education is enhanced by prestigious awards, including the Prix d'excellence classique. Fluent in English and French, Matthew's approach is student-centered, leveraging his extensive performance experience across various genres and venues to offer a rich, adaptable learning experience. His lessons are available online and in the student's home, providing a flexible and accessible music education. Book an interview with Matthew to explore the depths of music with an award-winning educator.”
 - Matthew


Music is an experience in life like no other. I will help you along this path to discover and achieve exactly what you would like to do with music. I use my students interests to guide my teaching. Finding your path and passion is my ultimate goal.

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

Age: 25

Gender: male

I have a DEC in Professional Techniques Of Music and Song from Vanier College and am currently working towards my Bachelors in Jazz Performance at McGill University. I have been studying privately since the age of 13 with notable musicians such as Paul Carter, Frank Lozano and Donny Kennedy. In addition to studying at a CÉGEP and University level, I have been working as a Freelance Musician since the age of 18 which has provided many lessons in shaping my playing and my musical career.

Charted #5 on Billboards for a comedy Ska-Punk Christmas Parody song

As a performer I have played many notable venues in Montreal such as L'Astral, Club Soda, Place-Des-Arts and Metropolis with a variety of different groups in many musical styles such as Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz and Classical. In addition to performing in Montreal, I have played all across Ontario and much of the United States East Coast. I have performed on many different artists recordings across Canada and the U.S. My experience has helped shape me as a performer, musician and as a teacher. My experience helps me provide my students with a unique experience for their 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

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

Online lessons

Matthew 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.