“When you show a student how music knowledge translates into the music they are close to, they become much more excited about learning the language of music.”
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I like to allow my students to direct me and let me know what it is they want to learn. It is a much more rewarding way to learn when the student finds out they can actually play many of their favorite songs. I like to find ways to incorporate theory lessons into music that is relevant in the students life. Ie. 1) Most Led Zeppelin songs are built around blues progressions, 2) Bands like Radiohead and Coldplay emulate composers like Wagner and Mozart and Bach 3) Nirvana relates to Jazz improvisation and inside/outside playing techniques. 4.) Many popular songs on the radio follow a I IV V chord progression. When you show a student how music knowledge translates into the music they are close to, they become much more excited about learning the language of music, and that is what I aim for.
Name: Robert (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Private Instruction with Humber college Jazz guitar graduate Joe Huron in Barrie, ON. B.A. Queens University, M.A. Athabasca University. Instructor training received at Whispering Muse School of Music Kingston On.
Teacher of the month award, Month of April @ Cosmo school of music. Selected for Queens University compilation LP for the song "Better Off". Selected for featured song on website www.weeklyindie.com for song "So Long Song". Selected Top 3 Finalist for Harte Music Songwriting competition for "So Long Song"
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).
Robert 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.
Robert's Studio Location
Robert 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.