Rod - Teacher #2111

- Classical Guitar
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Mandolin
- Ukulele


- English

Teaching Philosophy

I am continuously learning and staying up-to-date with the latest pop hits and timeless classics to cater to my students' musical interests. I have also expanded my teaching to include instruments like ukulele and mandolin, making the learning process enjoyable and fun for my students.

In these times of COVID-19, I have adapted to teaching online, ensuring that music education remains accessible and enjoyable for my students. I have even organized summer camps for young children, creating an environment where they can make music and have a blast while learning.

I take immense pride in my students' achievements, with some successfully passing RCM exams and others receiving invitations to perform in provincial music festivals. Their growth and success bring me profound joy, inspiring me to continue my journey as a dedicated educator and a passionate musician.

Musical Education

I am honored to have had the opportunity to study under the guidance of exceptional mentors such as Glen Wiener, Harold Micay, and Paul Hammer. Their expertise and insights have undoubtedly played a crucial role in shaping my musical journey.

Furthermore, I have had the privilege of participating in master classes with esteemed musicians like Norbert Kraft, Ray Staley, Wilson, and MaCallister, among others. These experiences have been invaluable in honing my skills and broadening my musical horizons.

My dedication to music is reflected in my accomplishments, including achieving grade X RCM practical guitar. Although I didn't complete the theory requirements for the full RCM grade X, I did successfully complete grade IX organ with theory, further enriching my musical knowledge.

Special Skills and Training

- Diverse musical journey: Rock music to classical guitar - Passion for classical music and organ/piano exploration - Unique approach to learning and musicianship - Experienced performer in various venues - Love for rock bands and jam sessions - Empathetic teaching to suit individual students - Skilled at rearranging music and collaborating - Perfect pitch for adapting to student preferences


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).