“Join me in your musical education for your highest aim. Let´s make it happen together.”
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For me, teaching music is like teaching sports, with a twist. Teaching to play a sport or a musical instrument well, involves engaging students in exercises that develop skill and mastery, to be showcased on a field/rink/stage, for fun, self-esteem, solidarity, and to learn leadership skills. Like when teaching sports, music occurs often in a team environment, which involves learning how to communicate clear and confidently, as both the generator of a unique message with a common goal, and as a receiver of another’s message to achieve a victory (in sport) or harmony (in music). Whereas developing skill in sport is mediated by a ball or a puck among teammates and for spectators, developing skill in music is mediated by the relationship a person has with their instrument, him/her/their self and how they communicate with their fellow musicians, and typically an audience. Join me in your musical education for your highest aim. Let´s make it happen together.
Name: Trevor (Full name will be provided upon registration)
To begin, in the beginning my family had a hand-me-down drumset with glitter, and I learned how to approach the drums by a junior high history teacher who only had one hand, but incredible will and bright curiosity… My first lesson in music, with a crummy set of drums, and a teacher with one hand who could play anything, was that for me in my musical journey, like my one-handed drum teacher, was that anything was possible as well for me and my glittery drums. More formally, I was trained to play snare drum and drum set by David Schneider at his business called the Music Cellar (Winnipeg, Mb). Growing up, I played and performed with school bands (including in jazz combos and a wind ensemble), as well as with friends during the lunch hour, performing for our friends. I pursued higher level performance in honor band and also all star provincial (MB) jazz band (with Bernie Rose). I attended drum master classes with Omar Hakim (The Polic, Weather Report), Mike Mangini (Dream Theatre), and Peter Erskin (Kate Bush, Diana Krall, and Queen Latifah). Additionally, I played drum set for the Long and McQuade jazz band (1998-1999), directed by Janice Finlay (Winnipeg, Mb), who played saxophone with the Ron Paley Big Band. My crowning achievements were playing for Princess Anne at the Lyric Theatre in Assinniboine Park, and later at Manitoba Theatre Centre playing with Peter Appleyard, OC. I have also studied human development and communication, earning 2 bachelor's degrees in psychology (2006), and linguistics (2016), and also a master's of arts in linguistics (2022). In conclusion, my passion for clear and direct communication has inspired me to share my knowledge and inspire others to learn mindfulness, self-awareness, and skill in using the drum set as a medium for personal growth and connection with others, in a musical ensemble, and in life more broadly. I wish for all my students what I had, many adaptable musical skills for any platform upon which to thrive!
Scholarship offer from University of Manitoba School of Music Scholarships offer from University of Brandon School of Music
Statistical training American Sign Language Spanish Russian Drum set Drum and melody sequencer
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).
Trevor 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.