Liam - Teacher #1182

- Viola
- Violin

- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

My goal as a teacher is first to make sure the lessons are enjoyable as well as fun, and that the student feels fulfilled by learning something new. However, on a grander scheme of things, the real passionate part of teaching for me is passing on the appreciation and understanding of music that comes with learning an instrument and studying music. This has had a very positive impact on my life, and I wish to share this with others. I also feel that by focusing one's efforts on something that they are genuinely interested in, good habits in life are built - dedication, perseverance, and determination all come to mind. Playing something as complex as a violin or viola isn't always easy, but the reward can really be worth the journey it requires.

Awards and Distinctions

9.87 GPA over Undergraduate degree
Recipient of Erich W Schultz Music Award (January 2012)
Entrance Scholarship to WLU (September 2009)

Special Skills and Training

While at school I had the opportunity to take a string pedagogy course based on Mimi Zweig's Suzuki-based method of teaching violin. This has been very helpful with my past students. I also got into DJing and producing electronic music 3 years ago. Although this doesn't directly affect my skills as a teacher, it really showed me the value of studying classical music and how the knowledge can be universal to other styles of music.


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


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).