Lyle - Teacher #1237

Instruments:
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Djembe
- Drumset
- Marimba
- Percussions
- Vibraphone
- Xylophone

Services:
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Orff

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music is amazing in so many ways: it taps into the ineffable to blend science, art, and magic into one beautiful package and expands our minds and our hearts. But the best part is, it's SUPER FUN! I like having fun with music no matter what I'm doing, whether it's jamming out or practicing that one tricky section of a piece 40,000 times (I know that one's hard to believe).

My goal is to make music fun, and create excellence from there. It's so easy to become good at something if it's your favourite thing to do.

Due to COVID-19, it's become a bit harder to stay safe while conducting lessons; I'm happy to report I can offer socially distanced lessons by ZOOM/Skype or in person! It's a perfect time of year to take lessons outside, and I live in Vancouver's West End. I'd love to meet you at the beach or the park for a lesson and take advantage of the fresh air.

Musical Education

Capilano University - Bachelor of Music

Special Skills and Training

As a jack-of-all-trades musician, I have a unique perspective on the similarities of all musical practices. From the simplest rhythmic tapping on the tabletop to the most intricate orchestral masterwork, the principles are the same. In addition to excellence on your instrument, I will guide you to a greater appreciation for all the music going on around you that you don't even notice.

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).