Jared - Teacher #2023

- Drumset
- Percussions
- Piano
- Xylophone

- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in the importance of understanding each student as an individual before seeing them solely as a drummer. My aim is to not only be a teacher but also a mentor and coach, providing structure and instilling confidence in their musical journey and life as a whole. We're all on this journey together, and we all require support and wisdom to reach our full potential.

In my teaching approach, I develop a customized plan for each student, tailoring lessons to their unique goals, needs, and interests. However, the central goal is always to make learning enjoyable and to relish the time spent engaging with drums and music in general.

I take pride in being an enthusiastic and inquisitive educator, cherishing a deep and joyful passion for my craft. In my experience, studying with teachers who approach music with open positivity is incredibly inspiring, particularly when coupled with realistic expectations and honest feedback. This blend is fundamental to my teaching philosophy.

Musical Education

- Bachelor Degree in Jazz Performance from Humber College
- Scholarship attendee to Yiddish New York and KlezKanada Jewish music programs
- On-going private lesson study with New York drummers Joe Farnsworth and Vinnie Sperrazza

Special Skills and Training

- Member of the Canadian Armed Forces as a musician for 7yrs - Trained in CPR - Experience as professional facilitator and meeting designer - Active percussion clinician - Leads jazz and jewish music jams at venues and out of studio regularly


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).