Antonio - Teacher #1968

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

Services:
- Alexander Technique
- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- French
- Italian

Teaching Philosophy

My goal is to free the student through mastery, rather than merely teaching a song or two. I assess everyone's unique needs carefully, so no two students are treated the same. I teach from very young children to adults.

My studies are primarily in classical. Still I have a lot training and experience in musics outside of classical (i.e. Blues, Jazz, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic and more). I believe my classical training can help one achieve their goals, even if one desires to entirely pursue music outside of classical music.

With 20 years experience in music and 10 years of teaching, I have seen an array of students that I can, and have, helped effectively. My students can explore anything from Classical to Hip Hop, to Flamenco and Metal.

I believe in patience and dedication to anyone who wants to learn from me, and I take my job with passion. I hope we can work together!

Musical Education

McGill University (Bachelor of Music)
Mannes College of Music + New School University for Jazz in New York City (one year Bachelor before transfer)
Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec à Gatineau (Preparatory).

Things I've studied:
Piano - Guitar (classical and electric) - Voice - Renaissance Lute - Baroque Harpsichord - Orchestral Conducting - Composition (electronic and acoustic) - Counterpoint, Harmony, Solfege - Songwriting.


Awards and Distinctions

- Kiwanis Festival
- CMC national finalist
- Montreal International Guitar Festival
- Canadian National Youth Choir member 2016 (Tenor for province of Quebec)

Special Skills and Training

I started music at 10 years old and started winning local competitions, and soon international and national ones by the age of 12. I have done masterclasses with some of the great masters in the world of Classical Music. I also managed a radio station while I was in NYC.

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).