Orwa - BAH Teacher #4208

About Orwa
Orwa, a dedicated classical and guitar teacher based in Edmonton, offers music lessons to students from the age of 2 to adults. His passion for music and education shines through in his versatile teaching methods, providing lessons online, in his studio, or in the comfort of your home. With a commitment to fostering a joyous learning environment, Orwa ensures that his students thrive without undue stress, regardless of their age.


Music is important to me, my life goal is to have music as my career, and seeing one of my students succeed is always the happiest moments of my life. My philosophy is that everyone deserves to learn music. Joy and play are essential elements of successful learning at any age, and I make certain that students learn without a lot of undue stress and anxiety. Adult students can expect the same support and respect as the youngest child. Without joy, there is no music, and without music, there is no joy.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have studied guitar performance in the Conservatory of Music in Damascus, during that time, I was teaching a lot of students who wanted to make a career playing the guitar, and a lot of my students are now graduates of the Conservatory of Music in Damascus. I have taught the guitar to hundreds of students, and at some point, I was able to organize a concert for all these students to play in front of a huge audience. I'm part of the Orontes Guitar Quartet, we came to Canada in 2019, and had a tour around the country playing music in every major city in Canada. I'm a research award recipient from the University of Victoria for doing a musical fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Dunn. With Orontes Guitar Quartet, I've done countless interviews and performances around Canada with major TV channels

I have a research award from the University of Victoria. I have completion certificates for 3 consecutive years for YES Academy for 2015-2016-2017

I have done countless concerts around Canada and other countries. I have attended 3 guitar workshops with the award winning guitarist Susan McDonald. I have experiences teaching people from all ages, And I have spent over 10 years of my life teaching music.


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

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

Online lessons

Orwa 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.

Orwa's Studio Location

Orwa 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.