“Even if it is just 70's tv show themes, I can find a way to relate their current knowledge with the lesson of the day.”
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My goal is to get the most out of each student. In this way, I see myself as a coach and a teacher. Every pupil is unique, and has had a unique life experience. I try to cater my lessons to whatever my student needs. I believe in a well rounded music education. Learning the instrument and songs is important, but also theory, writing, history, and appreciation. Knowing the context of music is important to learning the importance of any aspect of it. I teach students of all ages. There are certain benefits to starting young yes, but most people have had music in their life in one way or another since they were a child if they know it or not. Even if it is just 70's tv show themes, I can find a way to relate their current knowledge with the lesson of the day.
Name: Sean (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am mainly a self-taught musician. I did take classes in theory and performed in school, but most of my knowledge I obtained by my intense curiosity and looking for experiences. I have played guitar in multiple bands and have played countless shows up and down the East Coast. I have performed in rock and jazz bands and in pit orchestra. For the last 8 years I have also been teaching music. I have had dozens of students and love to see them grow as musicians.
Not only do I have experience as a performing musician, I have recorded music as both the performer and the engineer. I understand how to manipulate the sounds the instrument make as well as how your ear hears it. I believe I can offer unique insights because of this knowledge.
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
Sean is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Sean 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.
Sean's Studio Location
Sean offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. After booking an interview the full address will be released to you if needed.