Christopher - Teacher #1747

- Double Bass
- Electric Bass

- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching style is highly personalized to the goals and needs of each and every student. With so many genres and styles of music involved, the bass is one of the most versatile instruments we have and the possibilities are endless! My ultimate hope is to help my students realize their own personal goals with music and to help them get there. Above all else, I make sure that my students are always having fun!

Musical Education

I studied at the Manhattan School of Music in NYC where I received my Bachelor of Music with Honours in Classical Double Bass Performance. My teacher was Jeremy McCoy, Assistant Principal Bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. I began playing bass from the age of twelve, starting with electric and eventually the double bass. I have plenty of experience in all genres and styles and I specialize in Double Bass playing and technique.

Awards and Distinctions

Homer Mensch Award for Outstanding Performance in Double Bass; Manhattan School of Music, 2017

Josephine C. Whitford Award for Enrichment of the Spirit of the School; Manhattan School of Music, 2017

Theodore H. Barth Scholarship Foundation Award; 2016, 2015, 2014

Dean's List; Manhattan School of Music, all semesters

Award of Excellence; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, 2013

Musician of the Year; Cawthra Park Secondary School, 2013

Special Skills and Training

I have spent the past two summers (2017, 2016) at the Domaine Forget Strings Academy program where I have studied with internationally renowned double bass bass pedagogue Paul Ellison, as well as Francois Rabbath, David Allen Moore, Scott Dixon, Nicholas Walker and Etienne LaFrance. I have also been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, as well as Principal Bass of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra for two years while I was in highschool.


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).