Nicholas - BAH Teacher #4145

“Nicholas, a dedicated music teacher from Montreal, specializes in piano and voice lessons tailored for students aged 7 and above, exclusively online. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Composition from York University and awarded the Marion Lower Prize in Composition, Nicholas brings a wealth of experience and accolades. He has performed across Canada and with esteemed ensembles, showcasing his passion for music. Nicholas offers lessons in English, blending technical skills with a deep understanding of musical beauty to foster a comprehensive musical education .”
 - Nicholas


Over the past decade, I've had the joy of nurturing aspiring musicians in piano, voice, theory, and composition. Guiding them to remarkable milestones, like post-secondary music degrees and victories in prestigious competitions, has been incredibly fulfilling. My approach blends technical mastery with a deep understanding of musical elements, fostering not only skill but also a profound appreciation for music's beauty and expression.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I'm Nicholas Martin, a Montreal-based educator, composer, and accomplished accompanist, deeply rooted in the vibrant musical landscape of Canada. From performing in various Canadian cities to international platforms, I've proudly represented Canada with ensembles like the Ottawa Bach Choir, Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Chorus Niagra, and Montreal's Ensemble Caprice. Collaborating with esteemed musical luminaries such as Robert Cooper and Lisette Canton has been a remarkable privilege, enriching my artistic journey with invaluable insights and experiences. My academic endeavors culminated in attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in composition, from York University, where I was honored with the prestigious Marion Lower Prize in Composition. Beyond teaching, I extend my musical expertise to accompany examinations at the Royal Conservatory of Music and participate in esteemed music festivals.

Marion Lower Prize in Music Composition


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

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.