“Groove is in the heart and all my students will have fun learning and playing drums and percussion.”
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I have played drums/percussion since age seven. Hearing the Beatles ( Ringo’s drumming) and The Santa Claus parade marching band drummers passing my house was the beginning of an ongoing and exciting passion that still continues today. I have spent countless hrs listening and honing my craft. I love and have a strong passion for music as a whole. My students can expect a strong focus on fundamentals and techniques as these are vital in early development. Grooves and phrasing around the drum kit will also be focused on to develop feel. Adult students can also expect technique and fundamentals with a heavy focus on groove and feel development. All students learn to read and understand music theory as it applies directly to drums. Ergonomics and ease of movement are vital to my teaching. All students will come to understand and use my technique ( the liquid effect) to create ease and flow wether please grooves fills or phrases on the drums. Groove is in the heart and all my students will have fun learning and playing drums and percussion.
Name: Tim (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended Mohawk College- Applied Music program. While attending I studied with Kevin Dempsey and Ernie Porthouse. I have also studied with both teachers before and after Mohawk. I have studied with some of the best drummers in the world including; Paul Delong cdn drummer/educator Chuck Silverman ( video exchange lessons) Jim Blackly cdn jazz legend Dom Famularo USA ( worlds drumming ambassador)
Readers choice gold awards for best music teacher - 2017/20 Sabian cymbals Drumteacher program member Member of Vic Firth educational team since 2009.
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).
Tim 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.
Tim's Studio Location
Tim 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.