Noel - BAH Teacher #3150

“Noel, specializing in composition, electric guitar, singer-songwriting, and ukulele, offers comprehensive music education services. With a deep commitment to nurturing critical thinking and artistic growth, Noel guides students on a journey to discover their unique musical paths. His teaching philosophy emphasizes joy, exploration, and fun, recognizing the transformative power of music. Noel holds a Professional Certification in Jazz Guitar from Berklee College and has explored Digital Music Production at Langara College. He offers in-home, in-studio, and online lessons, ensuring accessibility and convenience. Book an interview now.”
 - Noel


In my approach to music education, I’m deeply committed to nurturing critical thinking as the heartbeat of artistic growth, guiding students on a journey to discover their own musical path. I believe in providing the tools for them to not just follow standards, but to question, analyze, and create their own unique musical identities. Yet, amidst this dedication to growth, I also hold the belief that joy is vital in learning. I strive to create an atmosphere where exploration and fun are woven into every lesson, recognizing that the magic of music often comes alive when it’s enjoyed. And beyond notes and rhythms, I cherish the transformative power of music—how it can touch hearts, open minds, and inspire change. Ultimately, I aim to foster musicians who embrace both critical thinking and the sheer joy of music, believing that this blend can shape not just skilled musicians, but compassionate and expressive individuals.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

Embarking on and successfully completing my Professional Certification in Jazz Guitar at Berklee College, I found myself under the tutelage of revered guitar virtuosos whose mastery in the realm of music remains unparalleled. Their mentorship, an invaluable facet of my academic pursuit, provided an immersive education that transcended conventional standards, shaping my musical dexterity in profound ways. Concurrently, I've engaged in an exploration of Digital Music Production at Langara College, recognizing the pivotal role of contemporary technological fluency in shaping modern musical landscapes. At Berklee, I delved into an array of elective courses, including the intricate realms of Music Production Analysis and Critical Listening, reinforcing my conviction in seamlessly merging cutting-edge digital methodologies with the timeless artistry of music. This amalgamation of elite mentorship, rigorous instruction, and a forward-thinking approach underscores the multifaceted tapestry of my musical foundation.


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

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

Online lessons

Noel 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.

Noel's Studio Location

Noel 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.