“Enjoying and having a personal connection to the music being played is crucial for effective learning.”
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Music is a powerful tool that focuses the mind, nurtures imagination, and unites seemingly unrelated ideas. As a teacher, I wholeheartedly believe in fostering a learning environment where students can explore the essence of sound and the cultural significance of music in ways that personally resonate with them. I am dedicated to bridging the gap between the physical act of playing music and its deeper meaning for each student. By encouraging exploration and self-discovery, I empower students to connect with music on a profound level that is uniquely their own. In my teaching approach, ear training and listening practice hold significant importance. By developing a strong sense of ear and deep listening skills, students can genuinely connect with the music they play. This not only enhances their technical abilities but also instills a genuine emotional connection to the pieces they perform. Furthermore, I firmly believe that enjoying and having a personal connection to the music being played is crucial for effective learning. By incorporating pieces that resonate with each student, we ensure that the learning process is enjoyable and meaningful. This connection to the music becomes a driving force, inspiring students to stay committed to their musical journey.
Name: Nicholas (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a Bachelor in applied music from Vancouver Community College (VCC) where I studied jazz guitar and classical composition. I have played in venues around Vancouver in bands with styles ranging from rock and metal to free jazz and noise.
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
Nicholas is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Nicholas 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.
Nicholas' Studio Location
Nicholas 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.