“No more incorrect fundamentals - learn right the first time with me!”
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Like the majority of Canadians, I attended public school. However, I know from personal experience that teaching more than thirty students at once can make it challenging for teachers to ensure that each student understands the material at the same level. That's why I'm excited to offer one-on-one music lessons that are tailored to your specific needs as an aspiring musician. When you learn with me, I will be able to quickly identify when you are heading down the wrong path and guide you back on track. This personalized approach is essential to prevent you from developing incorrect fundamental skills that could lead to bigger problems down the road. As a mentor, I want you to have the freedom to express yourself fully, without any barriers holding you back. I know from experience that an outside perspective is crucial when learning something new. As your teacher, I will be your musical "auto-correct," reflecting exactly what I see and helping you refine your skills. I will also hold you accountable by setting goals with you and tracking your progress like a dedicated gym coach. So, if you're ready to take your music skills to the next level, let's get started! I'm excited to make music with you and help you reach your full potential as a musician.
Name: Nicolas (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Since Grade 8, I have had a passion for playing the saxophone. I pursued this passion by earning a Bachelor of Music degree in saxophone performance from the University of Calgary. To continue honing my skills and pursuing excellence, I recently underwent further saxophone training at the University of British Columbia. This experience has been invaluable and has deepened my appreciation for the beauty and versatility of the saxophone.
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
Nicolas is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Nicolas 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.
Nicolas' Studio Location
Nicolas 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.