Thomas - BAH Teacher #4179

About Thomas
Thomas is an accomplished piano and composition instructor at Beethoven at Home, providing enriching online lessons from the convenience of your home in Aylmer or London Ontario. He's adept in teaching various ages, from young learners to adults, and focuses on fostering creativity through experimentation. His educational journey in Music Education at Western University and his experience as a church pianist with jazz improvisation skills make him a versatile and dedicated teacher. Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your musical skills, Thomas offers a personalized and engaging approach to learning music.


I am interested in helping you achieve your musical goals through experimentation and getting to know you at a deeper level through casual conversation in a safe space for learning.

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

Age: 23

Gender: male

Music student since beginning undergrad in 2019, before then I was taught by my mother who also teaches music from home. I took lessons with Martin Anderle who graduated with a degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Vienna. We began lessons in 2014 but I am currently at Western University pursuing a degree in Music Education.

I am a church pianist with improvisational experience in the public setting in London and St. Thomas who studies Music Education formally at Western.

I took lessons from Glenn Parsons, a very acclaimed Jazz pianist, to study Jazz Improvisation in my period away from University between 2020 and 2022. Thus I have listened Improvisation as a skill I feel comfortable teaching.



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

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

Online lessons

Thomas 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.