Tanmay - BAH Teacher #3972

“My philosophy of teaching music revolves around gearing students to be able to play the songs they want to play instead of hyper-focusing on a set syllabus. ”
 - Tanmay


My philosophy of teaching music revolves around gearing students to be able to play the songs they want to play instead of hyper-focusing on a set syllabus. This approach ensures that students are engaged and feel that they are taking an active part in the development of their skills. I am sensitive to the various commitments students may have. To ensure they do not get anxious about practicing and end up giving up music learning, I invite my students to fidget with their instruments regularly even if they cannot practice intensively. While most people can quickly draw a rudimentary landscape - sunsetting between two hills, a river, a small cottage with a road leading up to it with some clouds and birds in the corner - most people cannot compose a rudimentary piece of music. I believe as teachers we should aspire to make music learning as ubiquitous.

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

Age: 26

Gender: rather not say

While my formal education is in law, I have been learning music since 2010. I was trained at the One World College of Music between 2015-2017 where I studied the guitar and bass along with music theory and ensemble classes. Between 2017-2019 I continued my music training at Eastwind Academy of Advanced Music and Performance where I continued learning the bass and branched out into composition and production. I joined Eastwind in 2020 as a Teaching Assistant and I held the position until 2022.

During law school (between 2015-2020) I was a senior member of music society. I was involved in training other students in developing basic skills involved in playing the guitar and bass. I also produced and conducted stage performances for the members.


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

Tanmay 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.