“Piano playing should be a source of personal fulfillment - I believe that all students are capable of achieving this.”
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As a teacher, my goal is to provide students with a well-rounded instruction that encourages musical growth, understanding, and enjoyment. Students will be addressed according to their needs and abilities, and all will be respected as individuals. In my experience teaching, I recognize the importance of conveying principles within the simplest terms and engaging with students to nurture artistic and imaginative creativity. I also advocate the role of musicians as fine-motor athletes and stress the importance of maintaining a healthy and informed approach to technique. Piano playing should be a source of personal fulfillment - I believe that all students are capable of achieving this.
Name: Paul (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold degrees from the Colburn School (Artist Diploma and Master of Music) and the University of Manitoba (Bachelor of Music). I have also completed my ARCT Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. My musical influences include Fabio Bidini, David Moroz, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Grant recipient of the Amron-Sutherland Fund for Young Pianists at the Colburn School (2023); 3rd prize, Bader & Overton Canadian Piano Competition (2023); 3rd prize, Shean Piano Competition (2022); prizewinner, WMC McLellan Competition (2020); 1st prize, Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association National Piano Competition (2017); 1st prize, piano division, Federation of Canadian Music Festivals’ National Music Festival, (2014).
I have taught a wide range of students from the beginner to the collegiate level. I have worked at the Colburn School as a student teacher in their Jumpstart Young Musicians Program and have also taught at the University of Manitoba as a sessional instructor. I have attended the Music Academy of the West, the Saline Royale Academy, Creative Dialogue XIII, Kneisel Hall, Aspen, Orford, Morningside Music Bridge, and held residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute.
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
Paul is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Paul 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.
Paul's Studio Location
Paul 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.