Jordan - Teacher #1911

Instruments:
- Classical Guitar
- Drumset
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar

Services:
- Composition
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music that challenges the listener to stay attentive exemplifies what I enjoy listening to and what I aspire to put forward in my own songs. Music has always been a passion of mine and it continues to amaze me how much more there still is to discover as you begin to start putting the puzzle pieces together. It is a lifelong journey that I am extremely grateful to be a part of.

I aspire to pass on the knowledge that I have gained throughout my experiences onto the next generation of musicians, knowing that they will be the future of music. The best way to achieve this is by forming a relationship from teacher to student and relating to them, putting yourself in their shoes, and looking at things the way that they see it. I have learned that relatability is one of the most important facets of a successful teacher. A proficient and relatable teacher leads to a student's development of a mindset for success.

Musical Education

My first music lessons began in 2008 when I received my first guitar. I quickly took to the instrument and began to forge my path as a musician. I stopped taking lessons after two years and began educating myself through trial and error with the help of the internet. I enrolled myself in guitar classes all throughout high school, with a focus on jazz and classical guitar works. During this time, I taught myself the drums by listening to my favourite songs/artists and transcribing them. It was around this time when I really began to consider myself as a multi-instrumentalist and musician. After high school, I enrolled at Carleton University and took courses in the music program. Among these were: Classical Music History, Issues in Popular Music, Computer Music Applications, Music Theory and Harmony for Guitarists (with Don Ross!), Jazz Improvisation, and Film Music.

Special Skills and Training

I have an extensive skillset to offer students in establishing them into a well rounded musicians. I am well versed in technique for my three main instruments: guitar, drums, and bass. Proficient technique is an important tool that allows you to express yourself better musically. This is augmented by the knowledge of music theory, which is something that I have a lot of experience with. I am also an audio engineer/producer with two releases in my discography and years of experience to share. Lastly, I will help students develop a mindset of creativity to write their own music! Songwriting is not an easy task and original music is something to be proud of. I have had years of exposure working in different styles and genres of music, analyzing why good songs sound 'good' in their respective genres. As a fun fact, my most comfortable genres to work in are: progressive rock, metal, and jazz/fusion. Students working with me will get the chance to develop and write the songs that they want to be heard!

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).