Daniel - Teacher #2037

- Electric Guitar
- Guitar

- Composition
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe music is a vehicle in which musicians can fully express their feelings, thoughts, and voice. I wish to help find and develop my students' musical voice. In order to achieve this, I believe that the student must develop their ears and listening skills, while also learning the techniques and theory needed to be able to fluidly translate what the student is hearing in their head and feeling in their heart onto their instrument.

Musical Education

I started playing guitar at the age of 13 and was self-taught. I have an honours BFA in Music from York University. I studied Jazz Performance, Jazz Composition, Jazz Theory, and Jazz History at my time at York. My private guitar lesson teachers were Lorne Lofsky and Roy Patterson. I studied composition under drummer, Barry Elmes. I was a part of many small ensembles and York University's Jazz Orchestra.

Special Skills and Training

I have been playing and recording in the Toronto Music Scene for over 4 years. I continue to work as a bandleader and sideman. I have played in jazz, fusion, funk, r&b, rock, folk, country, and free improvisation groups.


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).