Jesse - Teacher #1850

Instruments:
- Banjo
- Classical Guitar
- Composition
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Piano
- Singer-Songwriter
- Ukulele

Services:
- Composition
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I truly believe that music is of great benefit to anyone and everyone who chooses to pursue the creation of it and participation in it. It refines motor skills, hand eye coordination, enhances creativity, relieves stress, and provides meaning to people's lives. It's fun too! Playing music with others is a great way to increase the quality of your social life and learn skills like teamwork and cooperation, and there is immense satisfaction in beginning a project like recording a song and then seeing it through until completion.
I aim to help people arrive at these experiences and benefits in a way that is fun, relaxed, and effective. Many of my students have been with me for several years, because they have seen firsthand the progress and depth of knowledge that I can provide, as well as the commitment that I have to my craft. There's no need to take my word for it though, sign up today and see for yourself!

Musical Education

I am a lifelong musician who has studied privately for 25 years and in 2012 I earned a diploma in contemporary music and technology from Selkirk College. I have played in over a dozen bands all over western Canada, from lonely small town coffee shops to the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton. Over more than a decade of teaching I have always strove to expand my knowledge and skills, wether through recording my own albums independently and playing all the instruments, or taking on new students of all ages and skill levels in every style I could find over a variety of different instruments and playing styles. Music is has endless depth, and I hope to continue researching and expanding my knowledge and skill set for the rest of my life, sharing what I discover and learn with anyone who has a similar interest.

Special Skills and Training

I have had a wide range of experiences in the music industry which I believe gives me a unique perspective on music and how it fits into our world. From owning my own recording studio, to over a decade of teaching private lessons, to performing all over western Canada in a variety of styles and venues, to working with a stage crew setting up audio equipment for big festivals, and even producing live shows for local bands, I've tried to gain experience in every aspect of music and the music business that I can. I've recorded several albums where I have played all of the instruments and produced them myself, which was incredibly difficult but also gave me deep insight into what is required of every person in a band setting and all of the effort that goes into making a professional recording; from setting up the first microphone to exporting the final mixed and mastered track. I jump at the opportunity to teach new instruments and styles, or anything that I am less familiar with, so that I may learn and expand my skill set as well as my student's. From private lessons as a child, to performing live in all sorts of venues, to my college diploma, to owning a recording studio and teaching privately, I can offer knowledge on a wide range of topics and I do so gladly.

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).