Shawn - BAH Teacher #2961

“Shawn, a passionate drum instructor, offers engaging lessons online, in-home, and at his studio. With a background in drum set and snare drum from high school and training at the Humber College Jazz program, Shawn brings expertise and fun to his teaching. Having won awards in drum competitions, including first place in 2005, Shawn emphasizes the enjoyment of learning while making progress on the instrument. His philosophy centers on the omnipresence of rhythm and the importance of enjoying the learning process. Book an interview now for drum lessons that combine skill-building with enjoyment​​.”
 - Shawn


Everything is rhythm. It's all around us. Listen to a dog barking, or to the car horns on the street. You can hear rhythm everywhere. Taking lessons should be fun. If you're not having fun, what's the point? You can progress on your instrument while having fun. You should be doing both.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have studied drum set and snare drum throughout highschool, and attended the Humber College Jazz program.

I placed second in a drum competition in 2004, came back and placed 1st in 2005. The competition was judged by industry professionals, and it was tons of fun!


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

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

Online lessons

Shawn 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.

Shawn's Studio Location

Shawn 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.