Edward - Teacher #1562

Instruments:
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Piano
- Ukulele

Services:
- Composition
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Hi there! My name is Ed and I'm a performing musician and educator. I have taught music lessons for over 15 years to all ages and I have experience in a wide range of musical styles from jazz to classical, and have played professionally in rock, salsa, reggae, country, and folk groups. Teaching keeps me busy when I'm not performing, as I love to inspire people to discover their own musical abilities!

I've helped lots of people realize their musical goals over the years, whether that goal is to strum a guitar around a campfire or it's to learn a tough classical piano piece - and I can help you too! Everyone should have the right to experience the joy of making music. I believe that lessons should be fun but still challenge you to be your best.

Here are some quotes from students and parents that I am very fortunate to have received:

"Ed is a fantastic teacher and he had me playing songs within a few weeks of practicing! Ed is delighted to share his phenomenal knowledge and love of music – and he has spent many hours revamping scores to suit my capabilities and aspirations as an adult learner."
Murray (student, adult learner)

"Ed is a really nice teacher who always helps me with drilling out pieces I am having troubles with. I get to play all kinds of different music!”
Emma, (student, 9 yrs old)

“We are very happy with our daughter’s lessons with Ed. He teaches not only just about how to read music and listen at the piano but about the love of music.”
Jana (parent)

“Our son and daughter have taken piano and guitar lessons from Ed for two years. They have learned so much in a short period of time and really enjoy working with Ed. He has instilled a love of music in both of them! We highly recommend Ed as a music teacher for all ages!”
Maria (parent)

Musical Education

St. Francis Xavier University - Bachelor of Music

Awards and Distinctions

I graduated with honours from my Bachelor of Music (Jazz performance) program (St. FX, 2002)

Special Skills and Training

- Band Director at Stephenville Theatre Festival (2003) - I have played in bands for over 20 years, and have logged over 1000 performances - I have experience with a variety of styles and including rock, pop, salsa, jazz, blues, funk, folk, reggae, country and more.

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).