Sam - BAH Teacher #4061

“Sam, with eight years of drumming experience and a rich educational background in music, offers online drum lessons focused on the soulful essence of jazz. A graduate of Langley Fine Arts High School as a Music Major and currently enrolled in Capilano University's Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies program, he aims to pass on his deep musical knowledge and passion to students online. His teaching philosophy is centered on fostering a profound connection to music, ensuring students not only learn technical skills but also embrace the love and soul inherent in jazz.”
 - Sam


To me, teaching is all about helping pass on the generations of love and soul in music. Jazz is one of the most soulful genres of music out there and features some of the most human aspects of music. My goal as a teacher is to pass on the knowledge I've learned from the amazing musicians to my students in the hopes that they too will create a strong connection to the music as I and so many others have before me.

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

Age: 20

Gender: male

I have been playing drums for 8 years and have studied under Ruben Spyker, Craig Scott, and Bernie Arai. I have graduated from Langley Fine Arts Highschool as a Music Major Student. There I played in the schools Jazz Band, Concert Band, Choir, and Orchestra. All of which participated in many school district festivals as well as performed at UBCs Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. I am currently enrolled at Capilano University for their Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies 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).

Lessons in your home

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

Online lessons

Sam 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.