Wallace - BAH Teacher #3949

About Wallace
Wallace, a dedicated piano teacher and composer, holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a specialization in Cognition from McMaster University. Trained extensively by classically trained pianists and internationally acclaimed piano competition winners, Wallace brings over 12 years of piano experience to his teaching. Fluent in English, he also has experience in acoustic guitar and percussion instruments. With a passion for guiding students at their own pace and fostering a stress-free learning environment, Wallace emphasizes rhythm, articulation, and a sense of accomplishment in each lesson. Whether online, in your home, or at his studio, Wallace's goal is to inspire students to feel proud of their musical accomplishments and growth. Book an interview now.


My passion for teaching piano stems deeply from my joy for playing and creating music. I believe that understanding rhythm and proper articulation is a fundamental part of understanding music. My goal is to teach students at their own pace, not to overstress them with any anxiety or stress, but to slowly guide them in the right direction through their pieces and learning goals. I think that every student should feel proud of themselves after a lesson is complete, even if the lesson doesn't go as smoothly, as learning music should not be a stressful environment; I hope that every student can feel proud of their accomplishments and growth in their path to become musicians.

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

Age: 20

Gender: male

I have attended the following schools, currently studying: - McMaster University: B.Mus. Cognition Specialization Degree I have studied piano privately from the age of seven until the age of nineteen (turning twenty). I was trained by classically trained pianists from the Dundas Royal Conservatory of Music. I have almost two years of experience in the McMaster Symphony Orchestra in percussion. My piano professor at McMaster who is classically training me is an international piano competition winner, including the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition. I have been training under him for two years now under exceptionally high standards to perfect my piano playing and musical knowledge. I have also practiced acoustic guitar and percussion instruments such as glockenspiel, drums, and many more since the age of 10, where I practiced privately by myself. My principal teachers include Dr. Jason Saunders and Dr. Joseph Resendes for their additional studies in counterpoint and analysis.

In my younger years, I have won the director's award in Mathematics at the age of 9.

Privately, I have created several orchestral compositions, from string quintets to guitars to flute ensembles, combined with elements of piano music, which help to create a natural emotional sound where listeners can feel inspired to create their own music. I have over 12 years of experience playing the piano, and I am slowly playing pieces at the ARCT level in piano. My training as a past freelancer piano teacher taught me to always make students feel proud of their accomplishments, and to inspire them to keep learning music! I have also had experience playing the piano at local recitals since the age of 10.


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

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

Online lessons

Wallace 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.

Wallace's Studio Location

Wallace 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.