Phillip - BAH Teacher #2590

About Phillip
Phillip, with a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance from Lisbon University of Music, offers personalized lessons tailored to each student's musical interests and goals. With over a decade of teaching experience, Phillip emphasizes the importance of understanding musical concepts in a practical context, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable learning experience. Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, he effectively communicates with students from diverse backgrounds. Whether online, in-home, or at his studio, Phillip's teaching philosophy focuses on developing students' musicality, technique, and repertoire, empowering them to excel in auditions, college admissions, and performances. Book an interview now.


I believe that when learning an instrument there has to be a musical reason for every technique learned and every exercise practiced. With this in mind, I place a strong emphasis on learning music repertoire that caters to the students personal preference. I enjoy linking musical theory concepts with practical examples whenever possible so as to make the learning of writing and reading music seamless and enjoyable. For advanced students I am ready to explore as much territory as the student would like to cover. This can be anything from transcriptions, technique studies, to incorporating musical concepts, developing their own vocabulary and overall, taking their playing to the next level.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from the Lisbon University of Music (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa).

I was born in Toronto and grew up in Portugal, where I have performed at the country’s top jazz venues as well as in its vibrant free jazz and improvised music scene. I have a passion for teaching as much as performing and have developed these skills hand in hand across my musical career. I have over 10 years of experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels. In my latest role as Drum Instructor for Oeiras International School I enjoyed working with students who spoke a diverse array of languages and successfully preparing them for Europe-wide music exams, college auditions and a variety of music performances.




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

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

Online lessons

Phillip 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.

Phillip's Studio Location

Phillip 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.