Tim - BAH Teacher #2469

“Music has the incredible ability to unearth unexpected creativity.”
 - Tim

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As a music educator, my teaching philosophy centers on the belief that music should be enjoyable and engaging for all. I cherish the individuality and talent within each student, knowing that music has the incredible ability to unearth unexpected creativity. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced musician, I guide you with a focus on building strong foundations in theory, ear training, and instrumental technique.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree from Concordia University in Montréal (honour roll with great distinction). I studied both jazz and classical theory and performance, with private bass lessons under Sage Renolds and Alex Lefavre.

The majority of my music career has been in the performance/recording realm. I have extensive live performance experience across Canada and the United States as well as in Colombia and New Zealand, performing with artists such as Lauren Mann, Ben Mink, Adam Dobres, Naghmeh and the Southern Shores, We Once Were Trees and Subtle Like a T-Rex. I also have extensive recording experience, both in front of the mic and behind the mixing desk. I have been involved with dozens of records and many live recording projects as well. All of these experiences have given me a much deeper appreciation for music while also helping to build community in many different places.

English

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

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

Online lessons

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.

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