Aaron - Teacher #2021

- Saxophone

- Jazz Improvation

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

Music is the healing force of the universe! I believe that every person (young and old) has the potential to be a great musician - music sparks the creative side of the brain that is transferable to all parts of life. Our lessons will focus on developing the 'core' with strong foundations in sound development, good technical habits and breath control. My goal is to empower my students to develop their own self-confidence and have fun pursuing their goals!

Musical Education

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees:
Thompson Rivers University - Bachelor of Music in jazz studies
Humber College - Diploma Music with Honours
I studied saxophone intensively for two years with Pat LaBarbera (Elvin Jones, Buddy Rich) and jazz harmony with the multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson (Paul Desmond, George Shearing).

Awards and Distinctions

Nomination Album Expérimental de l'année 2015 au GAMIQ - Québec

Special Skills and Training

I am a member of Montreal's renown Ratchet Orchestra, featuring some of the cities paramount improvisors. I have performed at festivals including the Montreal International Jazz Festival.I lead multiple jazz groups and continue to record and release new albums, including music for films.


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).