“I feel that my students, first of all, have fun & enjoy making music in our classes with games and challenges and then learning is a natural consequence.”
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I truly believe that learning music is something that goes beyond the simple joy of playing an instrument. It's all about being a better person, a better citizen. Music teaches discipline, persistence, patience and team spirit. It brings you joy, feelings and emotions. I never wish a heavy, hard lesson. I feel that my students, first of all, have fun & enjoy making music in our classes with games and challenges and then learning is a natural consequence.
Name: Paulo (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Music with a major in Choral Conducting from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and a Master's Degree in Theological Studies from Brock University, Ontario. I have been conducting choirs/orquestras and teaching violin, guitar and piano for over 10 years, both in Brazil and in Canada.
I spent my childhood learning the violin and listening to classical music. My neighbour and I used to play some games where we would try to figure out the name of the instrument that was playing on a given record. When I was a teenager, I also started to enjoy pop and rock and roll music. That's when I learned more popular instruments, like guitar and keyboard. At the University I improved my musical skills and also learned how to hand this knowledge on, both for kids and adults. And this is my passion now: seeing that a student is learning and growing as a musician and as a person.
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. After booking an interview the full address will be released to you if needed.