Chinley - Teacher #1362

Instruments:
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Saxophone

Services:
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that music and music education is an integral part of the human experience. I teach in a stylized manner, different for each student, and will gladly cater to whatever needs is required.

Musical Education

Bachelor of Music - University of British Columbia

Special Skills and Training

Bachelor of Music in Secondary Music Education, School of Music, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC (2012-Current) Principle Teachers (Conducting) Johnathan Girard, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC (2015) Christopher Unger, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC (2014) Kenneth Hsieh, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Vancouver BC (2013) Principle Teachers (Saxophone) Julia Nolan, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC (2012-current) Masterclasses Kenneth Tse, University of Idaho, Moscow ID (2015) Teaching Saxophone Instructor, Shanygyin School of Music, Richmond BC (2015-2016) - Responsible for organizing and directing Saxophone Ensemble - Instruct private students - Teach rudiments in a class room setting Music Educator, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2016-current) - Educate primary and secondary school students as part of the VSO Outreach Program Saxophone Clinician, Whistler Band Festival, Whistler BC (2016) - Instructed students from both BC and AB Saxophone Clinician, Smithers Secondary, Smithers BC (2015) - Instructed students, ages 13-17, on fundamentals of saxophone - Provided educational environment within both the Jazz band and Wind Ensemble Assistant Conductor, Vancouver Orchestra Club, Vancouver BC (2014) - Responsible for organizing winds and brass sections - Conducted rehearsals in absence of the Music Director Music Director, Totem Park Musical, Vancouver BC (2012-2013) - Organized rehearsals - Coordinated actors with the musicians - Assisted in vocal stylings - Interact with director and choreographer Saxophone Clinician, St. Mary’s High School, Calgary AB (2011-2012) - Familiarized jazz band in stylistic nuances - Assisted in weekly rehearsals Private Teacher, (2011-current) - Trained wide age range of saxophonists; ages 11-54 - Instructed both classical and jazz styles Performance UBC Ambassador, Concerts in Care Program (2014-2015) - Represented UBC in several performances for the elderly Principle Saxophonist, University of British Colombia (2014-2016) - Responsible for holding sectionals - Instructed section in phrase structures Saxophonist, Kings Own Calgary Regimental Army Band (2011-2012) Freelance Musician, (2011-current) - Performed in several settings and genres ranging from classical to house Professional Saxophone Quartet, (2010-2012) Honours/Awards Audrey Gunther Memorial Scholarship, St. Mary’s High School (2011)

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).