Taylor - BAH Teacher #2596

“Taylor's teaching philosophy revolves around the idea that music is the language of the soul, speaking louder than words. With a Diploma in Performance and Music Technology from Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production, along with training from Berklee College of Music, Taylor is well-equipped to guide students in discovering their unique musical voice. He emphasizes the importance of teaching fundamental techniques and theory while fostering creativity and authenticity in each student. Taylor offers lessons in electric guitar, composition, ear training, jazz improvisation, and music theory, aiming to make learning any song an accessible endeavor.”
 - Taylor


Music is the language of the soul. The fact that combinations of sounds are able to evoke emotion is the main reason music facsinates me. To me, music speaks louder than words. My aim is to guide my students in discovering their unique musical voice. That's why I place great value on teaching playing techniques and theory, which lay a solid foundation. It's akin to discovering your authentic voice rather than imitating others. While I can certainly teach songs, my approach focuses on imparting the essential elements of music, making learning any song an accessible endeavor.

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

Age: 29

Gender: male

- Diploma in Performance and Music Technology from Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production (2013-2015). - Comprehensive training in live performance, recording, musical theory, history, production, engineering, and sound design. - Berklee College of Music 5-week summer program and 1-week guitar program graduate. - Intensive focus on musicianship, theory, private lessons, ensemble playing, and professional artist clinics. - Private guitar lessons from the guitarist of the band Helix (2007-2012). - Extensive individual training during school years, enhancing skills and techniques.

-Spinnin’ Records Remix Contest – Charting: 57th for Touch (Taylor Hoy Remix) [2016]. -OSSD George Pollard Music Scholarship - for the student showing outstanding leadership and participation in music and academics [2012].

- Proficient in recording and producing using digital audio production software. - Capable of guiding recording for instruments, digital instruments, and MIDI. - Skilled in creating songs and electronic beats. - Able to teach the art of mixing songs. - Experienced in using recording programs such as Cubase, Logic X (including GarageBand), Ableton, and Pro Tools.


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

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.