Nick - Teacher #1847

Instruments:
- Piano

Services:
- Jazz Improvation

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music is like water for me. Studies show that music activates a lot of parts of the brain. With a good teacher comes a good student and I myself have personally experienced that. To be able to get the message across to all students is where I as a teacher feel like I have done my job. It is also very important to understand the student and almost think like them. I would try to get into the individual student's mind frame and with how they function, I would create a schematic that goes best with the student's understanding which will make learning music easy and fun. Its all about bring the passion of music into the student's learning and as I have said before with a good student comes a good teacher.

Musical Education

I have attended BCCM conservatory of music - ARCT Diploma
Currently enrolled in a 2 year jazz diploma at Capilano University.
I have started to learn music at the age of 9 and i quickly grasped the idea of music and its functions. I quickly skipped grades from grade one to grade 5, to grade 7 and to grade 9 all the way until my ARCT completion. I taught and tutored other kids since age of 11 and currently have experience of 8 years in teaching piano. I also teach a little bit of vocals. I have perfect pitch. I studied with one teacher for over 8 years until I successfully got my ARCT Diploma prior to leaving off to University. I have learned the fundamentals of classical music and now am currently undertaking a jazz studies diploma program and hoping to get my PHD in Jazz performance or teaching.. I have done numerous album recordings in paid studio sessions and have had much experience with combo and jazz performance groups.

Awards and Distinctions

2016 Kiwanis Jazz award
2016 Berklee Tuition award
2010-2014 BCCM High prize competition awards.

Special Skills and Training

While I was younger and studied in a conservatory of music, I would always ask my teacher for ways to improve as a young teacher myself. I took a lot of learning materials from my teacher whom helped me a lot in developing my knowledge with better understand each student and to be a fun and patient teacher. My teacher is a renewed player and has a very high teaching expertise. I would also come to my class a lot earlier just so I could observe him teaching another student where I would be taking notes and of corse absorbing the knowledge that was given right in front of me.

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).