Jonathan - Teacher #1488

Instruments:
- Piano
- Voice

Services:
- Alexander Technique
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

I provide vocal lessons that free the inner voice through various technical exercises that unite the breath, body and mind. Through positive reinforcement, and energetic lessons, students can expect to feel fulfilled and accomplished in their vocal progression, no matter what style they choose.

From finding your resonance placement in an Italian aria, to perfecting that bluegrass yodel into falsetto - vocal lessons can enrich your current craft, or one you've been eager to explore!

Musical Education

Dalhousie University - Bachelor of Music
University of Toronto - Master of Music

Awards and Distinctions

DORA Award Winner 2016 (Best Ensemble: "Messiah" - Against the Grain)

Richard and Donna Holbrook fellowship with the University of Toronto Opera

Artistic Associate at Tapestry Opera
General Manager of FAWN Chamber Creative

International tour of China with iSING International Young Artists
Music Academy of the West Fellow (Santa Barbara)
Consort member of the Toronto Chamber Choir

Performed with Opera York, Against the Grain, Opera Atelier Chorus, Toronto Chamber Choir, Saskatoon Opera, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, Indian River Music Festival

Special Skills and Training

Private studies at the Rimsky-Korskov Conservatory (St. Petersburg, Russia) Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute The Compleat Singer: Vancouver Early Music Centre for Opera Studies in Sulmona, Italy Accademia Europea dell'Opera

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).