“My teaching approach encourages students to unravel musical puzzles, explore curiosities, and push their limits.”
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I thrive on teaching what resonates with each student's interests, all while laying down the essential drumming basics. My teaching approach encourages students to unravel musical puzzles, explore curiosities, and push their limits. My ultimate objective is to empower students to embrace drumming with confidence, enabling them to freely create and play. If you're aiming to excel in auditions (CEGEP, University, etc.), I'll guide you through the process, ensuring you're well-prepared for the next exciting phase of your musical journey.
Name: Paulo (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I’m currently finishing up my Bachelor in Jazz Drums performance at McGill University. Prior to that, I got a DEC in Professional Song and performance techniques from Vanier college and also graduated Lindsay Place High School in the old Music Etude program.
The first award that I won was when I was 12 years old in a drumming competition. Later in my career, I’ve been apart of many groups that have won Battle of the bands competitions. Very recently, a group that I lead won a spot on the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival and a different group got selected to participate in a Nuit D’Afrique competition (hoping for the best)!
I’ve been playing drums for over a decade and have learned a lot on the way. I lead many groups that tour and perform very regularly in the Canadian scene. I’ve recorded many albums/ works and in a wide range of music genres (jazz, rock, reggae/ ska, punk, classical, hip-hop, and more!) I’m currently working on building a strong reputation as a reliable and super fun musician in the Montreal music scene.
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
Paulo is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Paulo 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.
Paulo's Studio Location
Paulo 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.