Nathan - Teacher #2260

Instruments:
- Clarinet
- Saxophone

Services:
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I have been privately teaching since 2016 and combine my science background in conjunction with my music background to create a multifaceted learning experience that is extremely fun and laid back, but also very inspiring, nurturing and informative, as I also focus on the mental wellbeing of my students.

Musical Education

I am a graduate of McMaster University, receiving an Honours Bachelor’s of Music with a Music, Neuroscience and Psychology focus (Music Cognition Specialization) as well as a Performance Diploma in Clarinet Performance, studying with internationally acclaimed clarinetist and conductor Zoltan Kalman. Although trained in the classical style, my musical background is as diverse as my academic interests, playing jazz, pop, electronic music and acoustic. I am also an aspiring academic, educator and clinician, and hope to inspire others through the intersection of art and science.

Awards and Distinctions

The JJ. Holder and N. Cockshutt scholarship, the Merrill F. Gage scholarship, the Norman Nathaniel Caskey scholarship, and the Norah Langton Music Award

Special Skills and Training

I spent my childhood watching my father teach woodwinds and play in orchestras and big bands. As such, music and teaching have been a part of my life since I was very young. I have a very wide ranging skill set and have been involved with a plethora of productions, from Barbershop quartets to professional orchestras and big bands. I have a specialization in music cognition, studying psychology and neuroscience as it pertains to music, as well as a specialization in chamber music and music performance. I have coauthored research with the LIVELab and MAPLELab at McMaster University when I was an undergraduate student pertaining to music performance psychology. I have held residencies at Brock University, McMaster University and Ridley College.

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).