Paolo - Teacher #1841

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

Services:
- Composition
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

Music is more present in our daily life than many people think it is, we are surrounded by music and I can say it has turned into a need, at least for myself. In general if we think about it there is music in everything, TV, Politics, News, games, elevators etc.

For me it's a pleasure to teach and spread the word of this beautiful art. My way of teaching is always trying to make a balance in between what the student wants to learn and what the student NEEDS to learn, that way, students stay interested in learning and they get all the benefits out of that.

Musical Education

-College of Music and Audio, Mexico City - Music Production and Contemporary Music Diploma (High School Level)
-MacEwan University - Bachelor of Jazz and Contemporary Music (Present) First Class students List.
I started playing guitar by myself from the age of 10 until I started highschool, then I started taking private lessons with a teacher in Mexico.
My Principal teachers included Jim Head, Don Ehret, Mo Lefever, Kent Sangster.

Awards and Distinctions

-MacEwan University Scholarship for International Students
-First Class Student Award from the MacEwan\s Music Program.

Special Skills and Training

My name is Paolo Belmar, I am an international student from Mexico City taking the second year of the Bachelor of Jazz and Contemporary Music at MacEwan University, Majoring Composition, my main instrument is guitar. I've been teaching private lessons for three years I've been involved in music since a very young age, probably since I was 9 or 10 when my mom gave me a guitar as a present and I started playing and learning by myself, after a few years I realized that music is what I want to do with my life. I have been playing in bands and writing music for many purposes along this years. Currently I play in two bands, Hellnite (Heavy metal) and Cabrakaan (Mexican Folk Metal) we have a new album coming up this year with both bands via Sliptrick Records (Record label from Latvia Europe). I belong to MacEwan's University Video Game Development club where I compose music for videogames and aside I have a YouTube channel where I upload covers as a hobbie.

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).