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, I am always happy to help my students to achieve their own desired goals and learn their favourite music too. I am very patient, easy-going and always pay attention to a student's needs while teaching the electric and/or double bass. One of my goals as a bass instructor is to teach, demonstrate and give students a chance to practice the role of the bassist and what makes a bassline in a piece of music solid and tasteful. I also encourage my students to explore as many areas of music and bass playing as possible, trying to add more than what they are most enthusiastic about. I believe that even the most basic knowledge of music theory can help students understand the music they are learning. For many years, I have been involved with bands that perform jazz, rock, classical, world music and many other musical genres and know how much it can help one's skills and career, earn connections with other musicians and artists and make new friends. The bassist is one of the most in-demand positions in many bands. It can be a rewarding experience for those who are aspiring professionals or passionate music 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

*taken private bass lessons since 1997 *studied electric and double bass with Robb Marr 1999-2000 *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 with Vancouver Opera Orchestra bassist Rob Copeman-Haynes) *studied jazz music at Capilano University (jazz theory and composition; jazz history; ear training; sight singing; piano classes; double bass lessons with Jodi Proznik, Andre Lachance and Laurence Mollerup; electric bass lessons with Darren Radke) *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 with Laurence Mollerup) *studied Romanian folkloric and Romani music basslines in Romania with cimbalomist Marian Jantea *studied voice with Sandi Siemens


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).