Paolo - BAH Teacher #2188

“Paolo offers French horn and piano lessons online, in-home, and in-studio. With a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto and ongoing studies for an Advanced Certificate in Performance, Paolo's education is extensive. He holds complete Royal Conservatory Level 10 Certifications in Piano, Theory, and History, showcasing his proficiency. Paolo's teaching philosophy emphasizes personalized instruction tailored to student's interests, whether in classical, jazz, pop, or rock music. Fluent in English, he welcomes students of all ages and skill levels, fostering a supportive learning environment. Paolo's diverse musical experiences include performances with orchestras and pop bands, enriching his teaching approach. Book an interview now to begin your musical journey with Paolo!”
 - Paolo


Music is one of the most wonderful things one can learn and teaching music is one my biggest passions in life! Especially during COVID, music is such a great hobby and skill to have and pursue. In my lessons, I like to tailor my teaching to my students' individual needs and pursue songs/styles that they are interested in! Whether it be classical, jazz, popular music, rock or musical theatre, I love to cater lessons to each individual student. All skills and abilities are welcome - I teach students as young as 4 as well as adults who have never touched a musical instrument in their life!

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

Age: 25

Gender: male

I have an honours Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto and am currently completing my Advanced Certificate in Performance there as well! I also have my complete Royal Conservatory Level 10 Certification in Piano, Theory and History. I have studied both piano and french horn privately since the ages of 5 and 12 respectively. I have been trained classically in both of these instruments, as well as have lots of experience learning different styles like jazz, musical theatre, pop and rock! I have been a member of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and various pop bands and musical theatre companies.

RCM Level 10 Honours UofT CRESSY Award Jean Chalmers Performance Award Rouge River Winds Concerto Competition

I have experience with the RCM, Canada Conservatory Program and University Level music education! I also have experience with jazz music and can teach basic improvisation skills. I also love teaching popular music to amateur vocalists - such as how to play basic chord progressions found in pop songs!


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

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

Online lessons

Paolo 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.

Paolo's Studio Location

Paolo 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.