“The extreme amount of happiness for me is when I see my students have learned what I have taught them.
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I am a musician and believe that I am one of the luckiest humans in the world, because I have a gift and I could dedicate that to my students. I have been trying to use music to make people happy, and then educate them to go toward self-knowing, awareness, and hope. I have a powerful intuition in exploring people’s talent. By helping my students to explore their potentials, I educate them to be able to explore their talent and identity. I see the spirit of teaching in me more than everything. I have explored my identity through a co-learning relationship with my students. The extreme amount of happiness for me is when I see my students have learned what I have taught them.
Name: MohammadReza (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: University of Guelph- Master of Critical Studies in Improvisation University of Arts Tehran- Master and Bachelor of Music
My thesis for my MA -"4 Cities of Love, Singing in the Language of others" was funded in part by Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Enhancement Fund at the university of Guelph.
I have been teaching music to a wide range of ages -children and adults for over 32 years. My background is Persian music. I teach Tar Setar, and Dotar (Persian Plucked chordophones), Tombak (Persian hand drum), Daff (Persian frame drum), Oud, Tanboor, and voice training for Persian vocal repertoire. I have the knowledge of ethnomusicology and the world music so I have a multicultural approach and I can understand and teach/demonstrate the connection between different musical culture to my students. Also, , I can effectively engage learners of all types and levels, while sparking their interest in multicultural music.
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).
MohammadReza 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.
MohammadReza's Studio Location
MohammadReza 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.