Paul - BAH Teacher #3093

About Paul
Paul's teaching philosophy revolves around the belief that music is a powerful medium for expressing love, compassion, humanity, and introspection. He sees music as a means for students to explore their inner selves and present their most authentic version to the world. Paul aims to help students remove barriers hindering their expression and encourages them to find their unique voice. With a Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours from Humber College and extensive experience as a freelance musician and arranger, Paul brings a diverse skill set to his teaching. He incorporates students' musical interests into their studies, making lessons engaging and inspiring. Paul is dedicated to changing the perception that music lessons are dull, instead striving to ignite students' passion for music through personalized and exciting learning experiences. Book an interview with Paul now for a transformative musical journey tailored to your individuality and aspirations!


In my eyes, music is the language through which we express love, compassion, humanity, and inwardness. To learn to express oneself through music is to explore the inner depths of one’s soul and present it in the most intimate and vulnerable manner. I believe that every student is capable of finding their voice and using it to share what is most important to them. As a teacher, my goal is not just to teach my students how to play their instrument; my goal is to help them remove the barriers that are standing in the way of them being able to express their most authentic version of themselves.

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

Age: 24

Gender: male

I have a Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours from Humber College, which included education in performance, arranging, band leading, and music production. I began classical piano and music theory lessons from age five until age ten, taking a brief two-year hiatus from music before returning as a trumpet player at age 12. I soon immersed myself in nearly every musical opportunity I could find, playing in the concert bands, chamber ensembles, and jazz bands at school from grades 7-12 as well as an extra-curricular youth big band in high school. During this time, I studied with multiple trumpet teachers, including the founder and director of the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and the principal trumpet player for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. In preparation for college, I resumed studies with my former piano teacher to complete my RCM level 8 in music theory. During college, I gained plenty of experience as both a performing and studio musician, spending over 100 hours in the Gordon Wragg recording studio as well as performing at the Canadian Opera Company and touring southern Ontario with the Toronto All-Star Big Band.

-Most Outstanding Musician Grades 7-12 -Heritage Festival Maestro Award -Al Kay Brass Award -Don Johnson Memorial Award -Gordon Wragg scholarship

As both a freelance musician and an arranger, I have worked in nearly every genre of music including folk, rock, RnB, brass bands, salsa music, Ukrainian folk music, Ethiopian afro-beat, and much more. What I have taken from these experiences is that any instrument can fit into any context if there is enough understanding and passion. As a teacher, I want to change the idea that taking music lessons means boring students to death with scale drills and antiquated etudes. I will assign exercises that incorporate each student's musical interest into their studies, be it a Louis Armstrong solo, a Van Halen riff, or a Dua Lipa melody. I want to discover what kind of music it is that will inspire my students to practise their instruments and ignite their flame!


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

Online lessons

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.