Torin - BAH Teacher #4210

About Torin
Torin is a skilled trumpet and voice instructor based in Nepean, offering lessons in his studio, at the student's home, or online. He teaches students aged 6 and up. His Bachelor's of Music with a Specialization in Education from the University of Ottawa has equipped him with a robust background in music theory, history, and performance. Torin is known for his adaptable teaching style, tailored to match the learning preferences of each student, ensuring engaging and effective lessons.


I have a deep passion for teaching that I have honed in my years teaching abroad. My goal with every student I teach, regardless of subject is to the meet the student's needs with regards to their learning style. If I can find the right approach to get them engaged and learning effectively then it becomes both intrinsically educational and fun! That is the foundation for proper education and something I continuously strive for in every lesson I teach.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have a Bachelor's of Music with a Specialization in Education from the University of Ottawa which included performance classes on trumpet and voice, sight-singing and dictation, as well as music theory and history. I studied trumpet from the age of 12 both privately and in school. In high school I began singing in the choir and continued in my years at university. Additionally I began to study the piano in university and have enjoyed pursuing it at my own pace since then.

When I discovered my purpose in life was to be a musician I poured everything I had into it. I tried to experience as much of it as possible from as many different approaches as possible and that has allowed me to develop a very open perspective on what music is and what it can do in this world. As a young musician in high school I branched out into voice which resulted in my participation in both choir and the school's musical in my graduating year. I have played trumpet in various styles and learned from incredible colleagues and professors during my university years. Most recently I was fortunate to spend 6 years teaching English in Japan which has vastly expanded my understanding of education and the different ways students can learn best.


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

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

Online lessons

Torin 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.

Torin's Studio Location

Torin 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.