Jake - Teacher #1980

Instruments:
- Electric Bass
- Guitar

Services:
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music has always been a part of who I am and what I do. I believe that music is one of the most powerful tools that one can learn and also one of the most rewarding. It enables us to better communicate with one another and teaches us the abilities to be more focused, dedicated, and impassioned in what we do.

My goal, no matter what age or level of musicianship one is at, is to always make sure that my students are having fun in what they're doing. We're all here to enjoy making music, and while patience and hard work goes a long way, I never want my students to lose sight of that.

Musical Education

I have graduated from Humber College with an honours BMus on electric bass that focused heavily on performance in commercial music. Additionally, I received an honours certificate in Commercial Jazz Performance.

Through my time at Humber, I had the privilege of being trained by some of the best musicians in Toronto. Coming from a wide array of different musical backgrounds, my teachers were each able to give me different perspectives and helped create my approach to music as I play it today.

I have taken private lessons for guitar from the age of ten to seventeen. By the age of twelve, I also began learning electric bass and was taking private lessons until I was seventeen.

Awards and Distinctions

• Entrance scholarship to Bachelor of Music program
• Graduated Humber College’s Jazz Performance - Intro
to Commercial Jazz program with Honours
• Graduated Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program with Honours
• Received the Toronto Musicians' Association Carne
H. Bray Memorial Award in 2018

Special Skills and Training

Ever since I was a young teenager, I have always had a passion for contemporary music and culture. I always try to push the boundaries of what I understand about music so that I can have as open a mind as possible. I believe this belief system has carried over into how I play and teach music. No matter a student's musical background, I believe all music is valid and worthy of recognition.

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).