Sophian - Teacher #1999

Instruments:
- Classical Guitar
- Composition
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar

Services:
- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

I enjoy letting the student choose the musics/songs they want to learn.
When the student asks I suggest other music depending on the bands/artists/styles the student likes.
For music theory, I prefer when the student is inspired to learn it, in this way the student is self-motivated to learn the theory. Once the student is interested in theory we can work step by step together to learn how the theory is applied in the music we have already learned.

Musical Education

French Conservatory - Second and First cycles Graduated in Classical guitar, solfege and Saxophone
Music Academy International of Nancy, France - Professionnal musician graduate
Berklee College of Music - Music composition and orchestration for films and TV professional certficate graduate

Awards and Distinctions

Horror Hotel 2019 Award winning score
Indie Gathering 2019 Award winning score
FFW 2016 Best Soundtrack

Special Skills and Training

I've played the classical guitar at the French Conservatory, I played also in small guitar orchestras. Then I studied saxophone and played in a big band. When I was 18, I started my own bands with friends playing for the first time the electric guitar. Since, I have played in a different bands on various styles (metal, rock, jazz, funk, ska, punk, acoustic, traditional music, world music) and played in lot of stages. I'm also a professional film music composer.

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).