Rafael John - BAH Teacher #2978

“I believe that everyone can be best at a certain skill with proper technique and guidance.”
 - Rafael John


Trumpet playing changed me and my student's perspective about music. It taught me how to be efficient in things that I do. I believe that everyone can be best at a certain skill with proper technique and guidance.

Name: Rafael John (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I am currently taking my Master's Degree in Trumpet Performance at The Desautels Faculty of Music in The University of Manitoba University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music- Bachelor of Music in Music Education

2014 The National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation- 1st Prize Winner Trumpet Category (Philippines) 2015 Benavidez Outstanding Achievement Awardee

I started as the weakest player in my university band . I was laughed at by my colleagues because of my poor playing during that time. I persevere and learned the proper technique of my instrument. I always seek solutions for my playing problem and solved it that I created a routine especially for my level during that time. Because of that experience, I am aware of the problems and solutions that must be done to a certain playing struggle like shaky note or endurance problem. - I was a professional orchestra player in the Philippines before moving to Canada. - I taught orchestral trumpet techniques at "Ang Misyon" The Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (El Sistema like program)


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).

Online lessons

Rafael John 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.