Oscar - Teacher #2202

- Composition
- Piano

- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I like to give my students versatility through a broad experience, with exposure to many different musical styles and genres. I focus closely on technique and give detailed feedback for quick improvement.

Musical Education

B.Mus Honours Composition - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Ph.D. Ethnomusicology - UBC
A.Dip (Keyboard Teaching) - St Cecilia School of Music

Awards and Distinctions

Arax Mansourian Prize at the Cantorion Singing Competition (2019)
Professor Philippa Pattison AO
Vice-Chancellor Award for Education (2020)
Arts Faculty UBC Scholarship

Special Skills and Training

Grade 8 Organ ABRSM Grade 8 Musicianship/Theory ABRSM Grade 8 Piano AMEB Grade 6 Singing AMEB I have also spent many months studying music in Bali, Indonesia through their oral method ("watch-and-copy") an experience which has opened my ear and challenged me to develop different modes of learning and teaching music. As such I'm very versatile and can quickly adapt different ways of learning to suit the student. I have 5 years teaching experience including teaching music theory at a high school for 2 years.


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).