Elias - Teacher #2190

- Composition
- Piano

- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in adapting to each student's pace and preferences, but here are a few things that I share with all my students:

- Technique training through physical warm up exercises
- Proper physical movement on the piano
- Importance of having a sound theoretical knowledge
- My method in learning harder pieces through dividing it in smaller fragments
- Developing consistent and efficient practice routines

For composition students:

- Counterpoint, and Harmony
- Improvisation and musicianship
- Orchestration
- Analyzing the great master composers and learning from them

Most importantly, I find it very important to encourage each student to reach their maximum potential, and will guide them through it every step of the way.

Musical Education

I am a pianist and composer with a masters degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Currently, I am enrolled in the D.M.A program at the University of Toronto where I will be focusing on composing for piano , chamber ensembles, and orchestral works.

I have been playing piano since the age five, and I can not imagine my life without music in it. I would certainly love to share my knowledge with you or your children.

Awards and Distinctions

-Golden Key Composition Competition winner twice
-Fidelio Solo Piano composition competition winner
-Fully funded scholarship at UofT Faculty of Music

Special Skills and Training

- Vienna Performances of my solo piano compositions - RNCM Brand New Orchestra composer in residence - RNCM Percussion Ensemble composer in residence - UofT Percussion ensemble composer in residence - Conducting course with Maestro Uri Mayer


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).