“Music education can begin at any age.”
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Music education can begin at any age. It is a great way to express yourself, keep mentally and physically stimulated, learn about new cultures, travel the world, and much more! I have worked with students of all ages and styles and would love to hear from you about learning music.
Name: Rashaan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: - McGill School of Music - Master of Music (organ) - University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music (piano) - Royal Conservatory of Music - ARCT Diploma (piano) I am currently a PhD candidate at Western University for composition, and have been studying music for over 20 years.
100% RCM ARCT exam, 2012 UofT, McGill, Rice and Western University full scholarship (2012, 2016, 2018, 2020) Marilyn Mason Award for Organ Composition, 2021/2022 presented by the American Guild of Organists and many more…
As a pianist, organist and harpsichordist, I havr played in a variety of settings, including performances with the Maestro Ken Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Houston Civic Symphony and the University of Toronto’s Collegium Musicum. As a soloist, I have toured across Europe, and performed at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, UK, St. Nikolai Kierke in Leipzig, Germany and St. Pierre’s Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland. I was listed as one of CBC's 30 under 30 classical musicians and was invited to record excerpts of the Catalogue d'Oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto in 2016 following his Canadian Bi-Centennial tour. The first prize winner of the Concours d'orgue de Québec in 2017 and of the Canadian National OSM Manulife competition in 2016 for the organ category, I also won second prize in the Wadden Sea International Organ Competition and the Lynnwood Farnam Organ Competition in 2017. I am currently the director of music at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Toronto and a PhD candidate in composition at Western University. I continues to collaborate with a variety of musicians, performing classical and contemporary music.
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
Rashaan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Rashaan 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.
Rashaan's Studio Location
Rashaan 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.