Serge - Teacher #1187

Instruments:
- Baritone-Euphonium
- Trombone

Services:
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

SOUND! Music is sound! That is what is so important in music! Especially brass instruments. A beautiful rich sound is always my main focus whatever we play!
I make sure (week-in, week-out) that my student`s awareness is on what kind of sound is he producing no matter how fast/slow or loud/soft pieces he is playing.
Getting the music out of the written notes is more important than playing the right notes! I encourage my students to listen to the best there is in all form of music and lessons are always very entertaining because I have a greats sense of humour!

Musical Education

McGill University - Bachelor of Music

Awards and Distinctions

Gold and silver mentions at Sherbrooke Band Festival 2011 & 2012 with Symmes & D'Arcy McGee high school bands.

Special Skills and Training

I Played for twenty years in a professional orchestra in South Africa. We did everything from Symphony to Ballet, opera and Broadway Musicals .I also did a lot of teaching ,coaching in various music schools and universities and I conducting the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra for 3 years!

Rates

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

Policies


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).