Martin - Teacher #1431

- Trumpet
- Classical Guitar
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Ukulele
- Composition

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

- English
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

Music possesses a unique ability to portray a culture like no other art form can. It offers insights into how people connect and interact with each other. When we make music together, we engage in a cooperative dance of expression. This interaction takes on diverse meanings across cultures, intricately tied to their unique histories and traditions.

Musical Education

Capilano University - Bachelor of Jazz Studies
University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Education

Special Skills and Training

- Fluent in Spanish with extensive musical experience. - Skilled in playing, arranging, and composing music. - Specialized knowledge in Argentinean music, with courses from renowned musicians Rodolfo Mederos and Cacho Tirao. - Studied composition, orchestration, and analysis in Cuba. - Experienced childhood exposure to diverse music styles, which provided insights into various practices. - In 1999, toured Brazil with a Tango group, playing Bossa nova with native musicians. - Learned from authentic performances, enabling communication despite language barriers. - Engaged in an interchange of ideas, experiencing the power of music to connect and communicate.


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).