Sydney - Teacher #1555

- Bass Clarinet
- Clarinet
- Saxophone

- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Solfege

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that fostering a lifelong love of music is the first priority. Each student is unique, and not everyone responds to the same teaching methods, or has the same goals. I believe it's my responsibility as a teacher to find out what methods work best for each student to achieve their highest potential. Not everyone wants to become a professional musician, but everyone can be musical.

Musical Education

University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Education (present)
University of British Columbia - Master of Music
University of Victoria - Bachelor of Music

Special Skills and Training

I have a masters of orchestral performance from UBC, and a bachelors of music from UVic. I've studied clarinet pedagogy, and even written my own introductory book. I'm an active performing, having experience in many large orchestras as well as small ensembles, solo works, even studio recording. I have provincially, nationally, and internationally ranked students. All of my students have achieved honours on their RCM exam, and several of them have achieved the highest marks in the province or country. I also have extensive teaching experience ranging from private instruction, classroom instruction, to educational assemblies and concerts.


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).