Nikola - BAH Teacher #4164

“Nikola is a dedicated trumpet teacher who caters to students from the age of 8 to adults, offering lessons online and in the comfort of your home. With a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorder and a rich background in music, including Bachelor and Master degrees in Music from Brazil and current enrollment in a DMA program at UWO, Nikola brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his teaching. He believes in creating a safe and engaging learning environment to foster critical thinking and personal growth in his students. Whether you're seeking trumpet lessons or music theory instruction, Nikola provides personalized learning experiences online, ensuring cutting-edge teaching methods tailored to each student's unique needs.”
 - Nikola


My main objective as an educator is to create a safe environment where students can learn to think critically. I firmly believe that this approach is the most effective way to help students grow not only in their chosen area of study but also as individuals and members of society. When students feel safe, they tend to express their thoughts and ideas more freely. This creates a platform for exchanging ideas and opinions among all participants, where different viewpoints can coexist. Ultimately, this fosters a learning environment where students can develop their critical thinking skills and express themselves freely. My teaching experience includes individual instrumental teaching, small groups, and large classes with lecture-type components; teaching children and adults. I also have a specialization degree in Autism Spectrum Disorder. This educational background has led me to alter my approach to teaching students. I no longer believe in a standardized method of teaching because students may not learn in the same manner, at the same pace, or with the same stimuli. Instead, I recognize that each student has specific needs and strengths that must be considered when developing a teaching plan. I provide students with cutting-edge research, methods, and relevant examples to ensure that every student learns effectively.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I am originally from Brazil. In my home country, I did the following degrees: - Santa Maria's Federal University - Bachelor of Music - Trumpet - Paraiba's Federal University - Master of Music - Trumpet I have experience playing and teaching individual lessons, small group lessons (5-12 people), chamber music groups, big bands and orchestras. I also have a special degree in Autism Spectrum Disorder which is a non-musical degree, but helped me be a better teacher. I'm currently enrolled in the DMA program at UWO.

I studied and worked ni orchestras and chamber groups in my home country. I have experience playing in many different settings. I have been teaching the trumpet to children and adults for more then ten years and I was a university teacher for 8 years.



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

Nikola is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Nikola 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.