“Drumming serves as an incredible creative outlet that goes beyond just striking drums; it can also alleviate stress.”
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Expanding my knowledge and skills in drumming fuels my desire to share this passion with others, whether they're beginners or looking to delve into intermediate drumming. I believe that the drumming journey should be enjoyable and rewarding. Drumming serves as an incredible creative outlet that goes beyond just striking drums; it can also alleviate stress. Moreover, drumming offers numerous health benefits, including physical activity, improved cardiovascular health, calorie burning, and enhanced circulation. One of the most rewarding aspects of playing music, especially as a drummer, is the sense of accomplishment when you conquer new challenges or learn something new. In a world filled with social media and internet comparisons to great musicians, I believe that with dedication and practice, anyone can achieve their musical goals.
Name: Taylor (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I've been playing the drums for most of my life. When I was a kid I remember buying a pair of sticks and practice pad at a garage sale and immediately fell in love with drumming. I started taking lessons soon after and within the year I got my first drum kit. In the past I have taught several students, young and old and want to continue to help people with a passion for music and drumming.
I picked up an interest in drumming when I was about 10 and over the years I started playing in different bands and am still part of the Calgary music scene. I have gained some valuable experiences while recording with these bands in professional studios. I started with a lot of punk drumming and slowly moved to other genres and styles. I soon realized the importance of proper technique, tuning, articulation and sound and aim to develop fluidity around the kit, orchestration, limb independence, speed, and consistency.
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).
Taylor 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.
Taylor's Studio Location
Taylor 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.