Victor - BAH Teacher #2337

About Victor
Victor, an accomplished clarinetist with extensive training and experience, offers personalized music lessons focusing on clarinet, counterpoint, ear training, music history, and music theory at Beethoven At Home. With a collaborative teaching approach, Victor customizes his guidance to each student's unique playing style, emphasizing lyrical playing to enhance technique and fostering musicality and lyricism. Whether you prefer online lessons or instruction in Victor's studio, book an interview with him now to begin your musical journey.


My teaching approach centers on collaboration with students, honing their skills in the pieces that pique their interest. I'm flexible in both content and approach, customizing my guidance to each student's unique playing style. Alongside repertoire, I provide etudes, scales, and exercises to bolster their abilities. I firmly believe that focusing on lyrical playing enhances technique, while mastering technical passages fosters musicality and lyricism.

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

Age: 23

Gender: male

My previous clarinet professors include Yehuda Gilad(USC, Colburn), I studied at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, taking lessons at the Colburn conservatory campus. After that I studied with Jose Franch-Ballaster(professor at UBC, international soloist). Currently I am studying with Alain Desgagne(Orchestre symphonique de Montreal) at McGill University Schulich School of Music. When in Vancouver I also studied with Anne-Katherine Coup(Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning point ensemble) who is a specialist in contemporary music. I have participated in and won scholarships for summer orchestral institutes such as Domaine Forget, Orford Academy of Music, and Interlochen Arts Camp where I was the principal clarinet of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. At these institutes I have studied with and attended masterclasses of Olli Leppaniemi, Daniel Silver, Anthony McGill, Ecescu Sertesen, and Phillipe Cuper. I also have extensive experience playing in high calibre orchestras working with conductors such as Joanne Falletta(Buffalo Symphony Orchestra), Jung-Ho Pak(Cape Cod Symphony, San Diego Symphony), Christian Marcelaru(Orchestre National de France, Grammy award winner, WDR Sinfonieorchester).

- 2016 winner of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition(Weber 1st clarinet concerto). - I was invited to compete on CBC’s Virtuose televised program. - winner of the Friends of Chamber Music Young Artists Competition(Brahms clarinet trio) - winner of the Schulich School of Music Lawrence Mysak scholarship for outstanding achievement in woodwinds 2021. -scholarship recipient at Idyllwild Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, Domaine Forget, and Orford

I have a lot of experience in playing high level orchestral repertoire, as well as contemporary music and chamber music. I have taken part in several world premieres at McGill university with the contemporary ensemble. I have conducting experience having studied with Prof. Guillaume Bourgogne. Choir experience from being a child in the Vancouver Bach children’s choir, as well as counterpoint knowledge I have written two part inventions, fugues, etc. My mother was a pianist and my father a violist so I also have keyboard skills and viola skills.



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

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

Online lessons

Victor 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.

Victor's Studio Location

Victor 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.