Timothy - BAH Teacher #3796

“Timothy, a Bachelor of Music graduate majoring in Drum Performance, believes in inspiring students while engaging them intellectually in music. With a focus on creating a supportive environment tailored to individual needs, Timothy draws from his own experiences and ongoing studies with renowned drummer Steve Lyman. Offering online and in-person lessons, Timothy aims to foster a love for music while guiding students on their own musical journeys.”
 - Timothy


I believe it is important to not only teach students, but to inspire them. While it is necessary that students engage in the intellectual rigour of music, they must also experience the joy and fulfillment of creating music. As a teacher, my goal is to inspire my students in my own pursuit of musical excellence and encourage them to embark on their own journey as they engage with this beautiful art form. Each student has individual interests, strengths, weaknesses, aptitudes, and needs. As a music teacher, I alway seek to assess my student's needs and create an approach and environment that helps them to succeed.

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

Age: 25

Gender: male

• In May 2023, I completed a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music from MacEwan University, majoring in Drum Performance • Prior to studying at MacEwan University, I completed Grade 10 RCM Piano, including the required Music History and Harmony • Currently, I am pursuing excellence in music by studying privately with Steve Lyman, a visionary and renowned contemporary jazz drummer based in New York City.

Recipient of the Victor-Osten Performing Arts Award in Spring 2023

Currently, I am taking private lessons with Steve Lyman, a visionary and renowned contemporary jazz drummer based in New York City. Studying with Steve has significantly improved my facility as a drummer and a musician, and it has greatly influenced how I myself teach students. Not only is Steve an excellent musician, he is also an excellent educator; teaching is a significant part of his brand. Observing how Steve explains concepts, engages with students, and organizes lessons has greatly informed my own approach to teaching music.


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

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

Online lessons

Timothy 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.

Timothy's Studio Location

Timothy 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.