Matthew - BAH Teacher #1903

About Matthew
Matthew, with a Bachelor of Music from McGill University and a DEC in Music from Marianopolis College, offers online and studio lessons in Piano, Ear Training, Harmony, Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate), and Solfege. With over 5 years of teaching experience and a background in performing at prestigious venues like Salle Wilfrid Pelletier at Place des Arts, Matthew's instruction emphasizes building both fine technical ability and musicality in a welcoming and supportive environment. Book an interview with Matthew now!

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Learning to play the piano is easier than it looks. As a teacher, it is my personal endeavour to train my students in acquiring both fine technical ability and musicality, one step at a time. Students taking lessons with me will be taught sight reading skills, music theory, scales, ensemble playing, and much more. All of my lessons are offered in a welcoming and supportive environment. I value the opinion of all my students, and always choose the most appropriate method of teaching according to their age and objective. My goal is to instil confidence and ease, and pass on what I have learned from my qualified piano professors and my experience performing.

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

Age: 26

Gender: male

Marianoplis College - DEC in Music McGill University - Bachelor of Music

In 2016 won the Cégep en Concerts competition, a competition amongst all music students in Quebec at the cegep level. At the age of 10 was selected to play the piano-double in the movie L'Enfant Prodige, André Mathieu. Subsequently at age 11, was chosen to perform a section of André Mathieu's piano concerto in a series of concerts held at Plas-des-Arts in front of 3,000 people.

Throughout my music studies I have performed dozens of times in front of audiences and jury panels. I've performed in halls as large as Salle Wilfrid Pelletier at Plas-des-Arts with the MSO, and participated in various national music competitions. Alongside performing I've also been teaching students of all levels for 5+ years I can teach in English, French, and Italian.

English

French

Italian

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

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.

Matthew's Studio Location

Matthew 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.

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