Alejandro - Teacher #1750

Instruments:
- Classical Guitar
- Composition
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar

Services:
- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

I like to focus on the individual goals of each student and follow with a unique lesson plan. Whether the student wants to take a more systematic approach or on the contrary prefers to learn more popular styles for the campfire, I am happy to meet YOUR needs no matter what.

The process is different for everybody. But what is important is that everyone has a clear goal of where they want to get to. This will set the pace for the lessons and the lesson plan. During the process, the student gets to develop their rhythmic ability, ear training, creativity, knowledge of music theory and ensemble playing experience.

Music is beneficial at all levels whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, whether you are a kid or an adult. Music is enhancing for everybody.

Musical Education

- University of Ottawa - Master of Music - Magna cum Laude




Awards and Distinctions

*Second place winner at the National Level in Canada (2017)
*Ontario Music festival Association Provincials gold medalist (2017)
*Ed Honeywell Scholarship Classical Guitar Award (2014)
*Ottawa-Vanier Guitar Trophy (2011)
*Kiwanis Music Festival Capital Region gold medalist (2010-2012)
*Ontario Music Festival Association Provincials gold medalist (2010-
2012)

Special Skills and Training

- Suzuki School Guitar

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).