Sean - BAH Teacher #2629

“Sean offers online lessons in guitar, piano, trombone, trumpet, music history, and theory. With a classical trumpet degree from Trinity Western University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia, Sean's expertise spans brass instruments and piano. His teaching philosophy emphasizes student empowerment and success through inclusive communities, safe environments, and student-centered learning. Sean's passion for music and over 16 years of teaching experience enable him to cater to students of all ages and abilities. Book an interview now!”
 - Sean


I firmly believe that education is about empowering students to reach their personal best in all aspects of their lives. Whether it's intellectual, creative, emotional, or social growth, students should be encouraged and supported to achieve success through four key elements: an inclusive community, a safe and comfortable environment, the teacher as an inspirer and facilitator, and student-centered learning. In an inclusive community, all students have an equal right to education and the opportunity to learn and grow. Respecting and understanding each other's diversity creates a sense of belonging, leading to a willingness to take risks and explore new ideas. Collaborating with parents, faculty, administration, and community leaders fosters students' potential and smooth transitions through important stages of education and life. Creating a purposeful learning environment that reflects the community further supports students in their educational journey and enhances their sense of belonging. It is essential to provide a positive and engaging classroom atmosphere. As a teacher, my role is to inspire students to become lifelong learners. By being a role model and showing enthusiasm for the curriculum, I can spark students' curiosity and authentic appreciation for the subject matter. As a facilitator, I create a framework of engaging materials, diverse activities, and creative assessments to support students' success and passion for the content. Student-centered learning puts the focus on the student. Designing meaningful curricula and assessments that connect emotionally with students promotes intrinsic motivation and encourages them to become lifelong learners. For example, in the music classroom, choosing music that students enjoy or providing opportunities to perform in festivals or band tours to exciting destinations can create emotional connections to the learning process. Incorporating these four elements in education enables students to thrive, discover their potential, and develop a genuine love for learning. Together, we can build a fulfilling and enriching educational journey for every student.

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

Age: 40's

Gender: male

I hold a classical trumpet degree from Trinity Western University (TWU) and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC). I actively perform trumpet and piano in various ensembles, ranging from big band and jazz to classical, across the vibrant music scene in Vancouver.

With over 16 years of experience in teaching brass instruments and piano, I find joy in being a middle school music teacher and private instructor. My passion for music allows me to cater to students of all ages and abilities, from kindergarten to adult learners.


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).

Online lessons

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.