“Together we will be able to create an environment that best suites your wants and needs in becoming a guitar player.”
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There really is no better feeling than sitting down with your guitar and playing some tunes. Aside from a sense of accomplishment, it really doesn't get much better than learning your favourite song and being able to play it to your pals or even just for yourself in the mirror. I hope to create a fun environment to get you to where you need to be in terms of learning how to play the guitar and becoming a musician. My job is to create the ideal learning experience unique to you - whether you want to able to play your favourite songs, learn chords, riffs and scales, play along to a recording or jam out with friends. Everyone has different ways they like to learn - so together we will be able to create an environment that best suites your wants and needs in becoming a guitar player. A typical lesson depends on what stage you are at and what you want to learn - as a beginner I will get you familiar with the basics and give you the right tools to ensure you are learning the songs/riffs/chords that you want to learn. Anything beyond a beginner we will work together to learn new songs/techniques / etc. I will tab it out and write out chords so you have the lesson with you and can practice on your own. These lessons are for anyone wanting to learn the guitar for the first time or for people who already can play but wish to further their knowledge and ability.
Name: Zach (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Fanshawe College - Ontario College Diploma in the Music Industry Arts program I have completed the Music Industry Arts Program where I was educated in music theory, production, engineering, music business, audio in tv and film, songwriting and music history.
Rolling Stone Magazine - 2021 Hot 50 Independent Artists to Watch
I have been playing guitar for 15 years and there is nothing I love more. I have been writing, recording, releasing and performing my own songs for the last 5 years. I have accumulated over 6.5 million streams on Spotify and 20 million across all streaming platforms. I have toured with the Philosopher Kings in Ontario and worked with multi-platinum record producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Elvis Presley, Bring Me The Horizon, etc). I spend most of my summers playing festivals around Ontario.
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).
Zach 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.