Sophian - BAH Teacher #1999

About Sophian
I find that it's most effective when the student is genuinely interested in learning it.

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I absolutely love when my students take the reins and choose the music they want to learn. It's empowering and ensures they connect with the material on a personal level. Of course, I'm here to support and offer suggestions when they ask for it, tailoring recommendations to their favorite bands, artists, or styles. As for music theory, I find that it's most effective when the student is genuinely interested in learning it. When they are inspired, their motivation soars, and learning becomes an exciting journey. Once that spark is ignited, we delve into music theory together, step by step, exploring how it enhances and enriches the music they already love.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

French Conservatory - Second and First cycles Graduated in Classical guitar, solfege and Saxophone Music Academy International of Nancy, France - Professionnal musician graduate Berklee College of Music - Music composition and orchestration for films and TV professional certficate graduate

Horror Hotel 2019 Award winning score Indie Gathering 2019 Award winning score FFW 2016 Best Soundtrack

My musical journey has been diverse and vibrant. I began with classical guitar at the French Conservatory, honing my skills and playing in small guitar orchestras. Later, I delved into the world of saxophone and became part of a big band, exploring new horizons in jazz. At the age of 18, I took up the electric guitar and embarked on a musical adventure with friends, forming our own bands. From that point on, my love for music knew no boundaries. I delved into various genres, from metal to rock, jazz to funk, ska to punk, acoustic to traditional, and even world music. Beyond performing, I also found fulfillment as a professional film music composer.

English

French

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

Sophian 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.

Currently Not Available for Registration

Presently this teacher is full or they are unavailable due to a personal or professional commitment. Teachers that have been part of a promotional campaign can fill up quickly.