Matthieu - BAH Teacher #964

“Having a solid technique is important to learn the very language of the music one wants to play, wether it's classical or jazz music.”
 - Matthieu


As a clarinet teacher, I am dedicated to the student in front of me. According to his or her personnal needs I will adapt my teachings, this is on a one on one basis in each case! On teaching the instrument, I develop good technique and good musicality. Having a solid technique is important to learn the very language of the music one wants to play, wether it's classical or jazz music. If needed, we will do musical theory to help understand this process of learning. I ask my students to listen to a lot of music for phrasing purposes and ear training of course! Also, I try to stress having good sight-reading capacities for it will be eazier and faster to discover new material to learn. Finally, I try to shear my passion for the instrument, this has to be fun for the student!

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

Age: 60's

Gender: Male

Concordia University - Bachelor of Jazz Studies

Concordia University: Garnet Menger Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement. (2010) Concordia University: Charles Ellison-Stanley Along Award for Jazz Studies in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement. (2011) Geneva: "Concour des Radios publiques de langue francophone" (CRPLF) First Prize in the jazz category. (France, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland.) (1996) Montreal International Jazz Festival: Du-Maurier Jazz Contest, First Prize with The Normand Guilbeault Ensemble. (1994)



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

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

Online lessons

Matthieu 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.

Matthieu's Studio Location

Matthieu offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.