Henry - Teacher #2119

Instruments:
- Baritone-Euphonium
- French Horn
- Trombone
- Trumpet
- Tuba

Services:
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- German

Teaching Philosophy

Music is an integral part of my life and I cannot imagine living without it. It brings me great joy to share my passion with students. I strive to identify and work towards my students' musical objectives, whether they be aspiring professional musicians, hobby musicians, or anything in between. I take my professional development very seriously, working daily to maintain and improve my musical abilities - not just on my instruments but ear training and theory as well. Perhaps the single most important aspect teaching in the public school system has taught me is that no two students are alike. Each has different interests, abilities, and desires. I customize my lessons for each student, resulting in a path of study that allows them to achieve their individual musical goals.

Musical Education

I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Music (Comprehensive) from the University of Windsor, studying tuba under Dr. Travis Scott.

I have also taken lessons from Dr. Ed Owen (Arkansas State University) and Michael Stone (Windsor Symphony Orchestra)

Special Skills and Training

I have been employed as a low brass instructor by the Greater Essex County District School Board since 2015. In this role, I work at a local high school, helping low brass students in the band program with their parts, preparing them for solo performances, directing brass ensembles, and helping run auditions.

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).