“Music is all about having a good time, yet it also requires serious effort and dedication to truly excel on your instrument.”
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Music is all about having a good time, yet it also requires serious effort and dedication to truly excel on your instrument. My role as a teacher is to ignite a strong work ethic and genuine drive in my students, while never letting go of the sheer joy that comes with learning music!
Name: Nick (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an Advanced music Diploma (honours) at Mohawk College. Having studied classical guitar, blues and jazz at a young age, I decided at 18, to enrol at Mohawk College for Jazz guitar performance and Composition. Throughout my time at Mohawk, I studied and performed with some of the best musicians in Canada, some being Juno award winners!
Jazz fm 91- Music scholarship, Graduate with Honours - Mohawk College
Having been taught basic classical guitar techniques by my father at a young age, my passion for learning the guitar has continued to grow. While I was attending Mohawk college, I quickly was put into advanced jazz ensembles and in my first year was performing all over the GTA some of these festivals include- Toronto Jazz festival, Brantford jazz festival, Countless events at Mohawk College, TU undergrad Jazz Festival, Jazz clubs and Venues throughout the GTA. In my 3rd and final year at Mohawk, I was lucky enough to host my own radio show on Jazz Fm 91. The show allowed me to debut some of my recored music and talk on national radio!
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).
Nick 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.