Yoshi - Teacher #2113

Instruments:
- Composition
- Double Bass
- Drumset
- Electric Bass
- Piano
- Singer-Songwriter

Services:
- Composition
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

My approach to music education is as follows: if a teacher doesn't have passion for teaching, then their student will not have a passion for learning.

Musical Education

I am currently working towards earning my music education degree with a jazz performance focus. I am in second year, I have six years of experience playing double bass, but I've been playing music all my life. I've studied with Jim Vivian, Dave Young, Dan Fortin, Julian Andersen-Bowes. I am also a classically trained pianist, and have experience with most rock band instruments like electric bass and drums.

Special Skills and Training

I was playing music before I was walking. I have a profound appreciation for all things music related. Some of the skills and experiences I have acquired over the years include: - RCM: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Rudiments - Studied double bass at an Arts high school in Toronto - Studied many instruments with Discovery through the Arts - RCM: Level 8 in Piano

Rates

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

Policies


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).