Mia - Teacher #2072

- Saxophone

- English
- Japanese

Teaching Philosophy

Music is a method of communication and expression, both of which are fundamental to us as people. I believe that everyone should have an opportunity to learn a form of music. I aim to teach the saxophone in a way that is engaging and useful to the student, whether a child or an adult.

Musical Education

Having grown up in Chilliwack, BC, I had the opportunity to study with professor of saxophone at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Julia Nolan. I attended UBC for five years and received my Bachelors of Music in saxophone performance. Following my passion for saxophone, I attended the University of Florida for two years and studied with Dr. Jonathan Helton, earning my Masters in saxophone performance.

Awards and Distinctions

Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble - Concerto Winner

Canadian National Music Festival Chamber Division - First Place Winner

Special Skills and Training

I have worked with children throughout my entire post-secondary career, tutoring and teaching saxophone. My experiences include summer music camps, attending and working at festivals, coaching saxophone sections, and a wide range of performances in both jazz and classical genres. As a graduate teaching assistant during my masters degree, I taught lessons to students and filled in for my professor when he was away.


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).