Rahul - BAH Teacher #2737

“Rhythm is universal and all musicians can grow from understanding the exciting world of drums!”
 - Rahul


The body is a naturally rhythmic, and I believe in making music learning accessible and fun. The key to my philosophy is understanding the unique ways the voice and body can be used embody a rhythm. Whether it is understanding the multitude of rhythms on a drumkit, djembe, tabla, conga or even beatbox, my training allows students to traverse with ease across a multitude of percussive instruments. Making lessons fun and engaging, I work with students to bring their rhythm to the next level. Catering to an individual's unique style and music preference, my lessons allow for growth in students ability to read, perform and improvise in their given musical genre. Teaching the cultural significance behind world rhythms is also a part of my practice, to allow for students to understand the context behind a beat. Rhythm is universal and all musicians can grow from understanding the exciting world of drums!

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have a BFA in Music from Simon Fraser University. I was trained in Drum Kit since the age of eighteen. I went on to study world drumming which lead to African Drumming. In 2005 I took an extensive study travel to Ghana W. Africa to study their traditional drumming techniques at the University of Ghana. My training includes four years of studying tabla under Sanjay Varma, a pupil of the Punjabi school trained under Ustad Zakir Hussain. I am currently completing my Masters in Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.


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

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

Online lessons

Rahul 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.

Rahul's Studio Location

Rahul 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.