Parsa - BAH Teacher #4082

“Parsa is a versatile music teacher offering lessons in classical guitar, composition, electric bass, electric guitar, guitar, singer-songwriter, and voice from Ottawa. Teaching students from the age of 7 to adults, Parsa provides a personalized method for each student. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in music at the University of Ottawa, focusing on music education and wellness. Parsa believes in improvisation and enjoying music at all levels, emphasizing stress management and productive practice methods. He offers lessons online, in his studio, and in your home.”
 - Parsa


In the first session of my classes, I usually spend time connecting with students and becoming more familiar with their tastes and goals in music. The only main teaching philosophy that I follow is to create a personalized method for each student. For adult students, this matter of personalizing the training schedule could be essential because their main challenge in learning music could be the ability to make time management for practicing.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I'm in the second year of my Ph.D. studies in music at the University of Ottawa (in music education and wellness topics) and have done my M.A. In Music Performance (Guitar), I was fortunate to curate three concerts in the last two years for my students. I have taught electric, acoustic, classic, and bass guitar for about eight years. Besides guitar, I can instruct my students in songwriting, Vocals, improvisation performance, tactics for stress and anxiety in music performance, and methods for more productive daily practices.

I think the best I could provide my students with is the ability to improvise. Enjoy music at all levels. That is what is vital in the end, in my opinion. Time management in education is one more thing that I considered time management a skill I had worked on academically for my M.A. thesis.




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

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

Online lessons

Parsa 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.

Parsa's Studio Location

Parsa 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.