- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
I believe that a good teaching method includes a well-rounded approach that covers technique, theory, listening, and creativity. Technique is the groundwork and foundation to playing any instrument, but creativity and personal preference are important for cultivating and maintaining interest, especially in young musicians. I feel it is the duty of a private music teacher to ensure their student has the technical skills to approach their instrument with proficiency and good habits, but also allow freedom for the student to choose different styles or request certain songs. A give-and-take attitude is important for the student to feel valued and positive!
Capilano University - Bachelor of Jazz Studies
At Capilano University I have taken several specialised courses aimed towards or useful for teaching such as Orff Methodology, Jazz Pedagogy, Conducting, Ear Training, and many different jazz and classical theory courses (including composition and counterpoint). I studied privately with Juno Award Winner Brad Turner for composition for four years, as well as with noted Canadian musicians such as Michael Ibrahim, Steve Kaldestad, Chad Makela, Jim Brenan, Chris Sigerson, Campbell Ryga, Geordie Roberts and Mike Allen.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher