Jesse - Teacher #1912

- Electric Guitar
- Guitar

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music has been a thread throughout my entire life. Lessons I took as a young teen inspired to choose a path of pursuing music professionally. My teaching philosophy is to teach people the music they love and actually want to play. I believe there are lessons that can be learned in most songs whether it's techniques, rhythm, chord study, etc. I've found that not approaching lessons with an agenda but rather listening to people's tastes and desires keep the learning fun, inspired and more productive. For intermediate and advanced students I specialize in imparting musical concepts, guitar "tricks" and different ways of looking at the instrument to give them tools to improvise, write and find their own voice as a player.

Musical Education

I am a performing and recording artist of nearly 30 years. I have also been teaching for over 10 years, mostly private but I've worked at some schools as well including Creativ Music Center and Long & McQuade. I have toured Canada, US and UK and have appeared at major festivals including the Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Mission Folk Festival. My music has received radio play on CBC and other major media outlets and have I have had extensive press coverage including The Vancouver Sun, The Georgia Straight and Penguin Eggs Magazine. I have helped many guitar players hone their skills and continue to inspire players of all ages to improve.

Special Skills and Training

I've appeared at major festivals including Vancouver Folkfest, Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Mission Roots and Blues Festival and many other high profile venues nationally and internationally.


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


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).