Paolo - Teacher #2188

Instruments:
- French Horn
- Piano

Services:
- Ear Training
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music is one of the most wonderful things one can learn and teaching music is one my biggest passions in life! Especially during COVID, music is such a great hobby and skill to have and pursue. In my lessons, I like to tailor my teaching to my students' individual needs and pursue songs/styles that they are interested in! Whether it be classical, jazz, popular music, rock or musical theatre, I love to cater lessons to each individual student. All skills and abilities are welcome - I teach students as young as 4 as well as adults who have never touched a musical instrument in their life!

Musical Education

I have an honours Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto and am currently completing my Advanced Certificate in Performance there as well! I also have my complete Royal Conservatory Level 10 Certification in Piano, Theory and History.
I have studied both piano and french horn privately since the ages of 5 and 12 respectively. I have been trained classically in both of these instruments, as well as have lots of experience learning different styles like jazz, musical theatre, pop and rock! I have been a member of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and various pop bands and musical theatre companies.

Awards and Distinctions

RCM Level 10 Honours
UofT CRESSY Award
Jean Chalmers Performance Award
Rouge River Winds Concerto Competition

Special Skills and Training

I have experience with the RCM, Canada Conservatory Program and University Level music education! I also have experience with jazz music and can teach basic improvisation skills. I also love teaching popular music to amateur vocalists - such as how to play basic chord progressions found in pop songs!

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).