James - Teacher #2221

Instruments:
- Piano
- Saxophone

Services:
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music has always played a key role in shaping the person I am today, providing me with both hope and joy through the darkest moments of my life. Music helped open my eyes and inspired me to continue on my journey. In the melodies of a song, I found the unique ability to transport myself to a different world. I believe we all can grasp the very essence of music and enjoy the beauty within. Music is all around us and without it, the joy in our lives cannot happen. I believe we are all musicians within. I make sure to address my students concerns and learn without any stress and anxiety.

Musical Education

I am attending University of Windsor enrolled in their concurrent music education degree. Going into my third year
I studied piano privately for 12 years reaching an RCM level 9.
I am also studying the saxophone for 7 year self taught and now saxophone is my main instrument.

Awards and Distinctions

I have achieved an honours level in my Grade 9 RCM examination.

Special Skills and Training

I have spent my childhood performing in small concerts on the piano and later on with the saxophone. I have participated in many competitions with my high school band and now, I am in the marching band in my university. I began tutoring students in the fundamentals of piano and saxophone skills which I continue to do today. In this role, I provide one-on-one teaching and an introduction to music theory. My lessons are all based on my students interest and what they want to accomplish after taking my classes.

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).