Matthew - Teacher #1820

Instruments:
- Double Bass
- Drumset
- Electric Bass
- Guitar
- Piano

Services:
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Learning to play or sing music is one of the greatest forms of human expression and music lessons are a great way to enhance the ways we connect with others. Everyone has their own unique voice and it is endlessly enriching to explore it through music.

I believe everyone has something special to express at any experience level and will seek to bring that out in them through music lessons.

Musical Education

- Bachelor's Degree in Double Bass Performance
- Advanced Certificate in Performance from The University of Toronto
- RCM Grade 9 Piano.

Special Skills and Training

I have performed with the Tafelmusik Baroque Winter Institute, American Bach Soloists Academy, Vancouver Summer Orchestral Institute at Whistler, Toronto Chamber Choir, The Toronto Bach Festival, Theatre of Early Music, Toronto Lyric Opera, The Berwick Academy and the Scaramella ensemble. Matthew is also the Double Bass coach for the Kawartha Youth Orchestra and Section Lead for the Music4Life String Orchestra. He has studied under Edward Tait, Joëlle Morton and Richard Myron.

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).