Harry - Teacher #1898

Instruments:
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Piano
- Saxophone

Services:
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I am a musician with a real passion for teaching. Although I also like to make performance a part of my career, I have always put most of my focus in to teaching others the joys of music making. I have a very personable approach and can adjust my teaching techniques to work alongside each indiviual pupil to achieve their own goals and aspirations - whether that is learning through a graded structure, or just playing for fun. I strive to make my lessons both fun and engaging, whilst advancing the pupil to the best of their ability.

I started teaching from the age of 16, but have made it a large part of my career since 2011. I have over 8 years experience teaching all ages from 3 through to adult, and all levels from beginner to advanced. I have recently located to Montreal from London, United Kingdom where I had a teacher profile of almost 40 students.

Musical Education

I finished my education at Trinity Music College in London, UK, where I passed my bachelor of music degree with a 2:1 in 2005.

I started playing the piano at 5 and the saxophone at 8 and continued my studies throughout my school years. During that time I achieved a grade 8 on the saxophone, grade 6 on the piano and grade 5 in music theory, all under the ABRSM examining board. I was also a student at the Junior Guildhall school of music when I was 17-18. I started studying the clarinet and flute a few years later in college.

Special Skills and Training

I am from very a musical family so music was a large part of my life from a very early age - My father is an international orchestral conductor and I have an aunt and uncle who played cello in the Covent Garden Sinfonia. My sister and two of my cousins have also grown up to become full time musicians. I have a special skill and passion for teaching beginners and also have a lot of experience in teaching music, drama and dance to 0-5 year olds in nurseries across London. I believe the introduction to music making can never start too young! Teaching has been my focus in recent years, but past performance work includes Baritone player in the Aylesbury Dance Band and Saxophone section leader in the London Breakbeat Orchestra.

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).