“Our individuality is what sets us apart and adds novelty.”
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In my perspective, a teacher's duty is to guide students in discovering their unique musical voice. This principle should resonate through practice, performance, and learning. Our individuality is what sets us apart and adds novelty. Uncovering this voice on an instrument helps us grasp that instruments are mere tools for navigating musical language, while the true essence of our musical voice resides within us.
Name: Omar (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently studying at Concordia University's Jazz studies program. I have studied with some of Montreal's most prominent jazz guitarists such as Greg Amirault and Gary Schwartz. I have spent of a lot time studying counterpoint and Bach's music. I also spent a lot of time studying Bill Evans' compositions, improvisation and harmony. I first learned how to play on the classical guitar. Having grown up in a musical household, Bossa Nova, flamenco and latin tunes were taught to me from a young age.
I have spent the last four years teaching various students of different ages. Teaching improvisation and composition during this time has made it easier to relate with students, and help them attain personal goals.
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
Omar is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Omar 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.
Omar's Studio Location
Omar 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.