“The fundamental connection to rhythm is something we all feel, and music plays a vital role in our lives, moving and enriching us.”
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Music truly is a universal part of the human experience, and it resonates within all of us, even those who may not have received formal training in music theory. The fundamental connection to rhythm is something we all feel, and music plays a vital role in our lives, moving and enriching us. In my 11 years of teaching experience, I have witnessed that the successful learning of wind instruments relies on mastering the fundamentals: tone production, articulation, and technique. Once these essential skills are established, we delve into music that aligns with the student's interests. Concurrently, I introduce music theory in manageable portions to every student. My goal is not only to impart knowledge but to equip my students with efficient and effective practice techniques, enabling them to progress independently. Moreover, I instill in them the ability to teach themselves, fostering intuition and a deeper understanding of the musical process. In the pursuit of learning a wind instrument, setting goals becomes crucial as it can be a long and challenging journey. Encouraging students to establish both short-term and long-term objectives while guiding them toward these goals has proven to accelerate progress and foster a positive learning experience.
Name: Nathan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
During my time at Grant McEwan University from 2008 to 2010, I achieved a Diploma of Music with Distinction, specializing in Performance. Before entering the Diploma program, I received private music instruction from Dr. William Street for three years and continued my studies with Raymond Baril for an additional two years. These experiences have played a significant role in shaping my musical journey and passion for performance.
MusiCounts - Fred Sherratt Award, 2010 Victor Osten Performing Arts Award, 2009 Performance Credits: PJ Perry, Tommy Banks, Gary Guthman, Kent Sangster, Don Berner, Joel Gray, Sandro Dominelli, Dave Babcock, Jerrold Dubyk, The Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, and more...
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).
Nathan's Studio Location
Nathan 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.