Kyle - Teacher #1213

- Electric Bass
- Double Bass

- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English

Teaching Philosophy

As a bass instructor, my joy comes from helping students reach their goals and explore their favorite music. I approach teaching with patience, adaptability, and a focus on individual needs, whether it's electric or double bass. Guiding students to understand the role of a bassist and develop solid, tasteful basslines is a key goal of mine. I encourage exploration across music genres, fostering a well-rounded approach. Basic music theory knowledge is essential for understanding the music being learned. Drawing from my experience in jazz, rock, classical, and world music bands, I emphasize the diverse skills that can enrich a student's career and connections. The bassist's role is highly sought after, making it rewarding for both aspiring professionals and passionate hobbyists.

Musical Education

Vancouver Community College - Bachelor of Applied Music in Jazz and Contemporary Performance

Awards and Distinctions

*Christopher Vincent Shannon Memorial Scholarship from Vancouver Community College

Special Skills and Training

started private bass lessons in 1997; electric bass lessons with Robb Marr, Darren Radke and Laurence Mollerup; double bass lessons with Rob Marr, Rob Copeman-Haynes, Jodi Proznik, André Lachance and Laurence Mollerup; studied classical/tonal music at Douglas College (theory; history; appreciation;ear training; sight singing; piano classes; bassist for concert band and jazz band, double bass lessons); studied jazz music at Capilano University (jazz theory and composition; jazz history; ear training; sight singing; piano classes; electric and double bass lessons); completed degree at Vancouver Community College (post-tonal music theory; world music; new opera; creative music improvisation; bassist for Latin Jazz Ensemble; electric and double bass lessons); studied Romanian folkloric and Romani music basslines in Romania with cimbalom player Marian Jantea; studied classical and opera voice with Sandi Siemens; knowledge and experience performing and teaching all genres of music (e.g. rock, jazz, classical, world music, R&B, folk, etc); nearly 25 years of experience in live performance and recording (residencies in restaurants and pubs, appearances in festivals and concerts, tours across North America and Europe, extensive work with numerous bands and artists past and present)


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).