David - Teacher #2308

- Electric Guitar
- Guitar

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

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I am a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist. My music has received radio play worldwide. In Canada, I can be heard on CBC’s program Saturday Night Jazz, or on Jazz FM 91. I have toured North America with the Toronto All-Star Big Band. I have performed at some of Canada’s largest jazz festivals, including The Beaches Jazz Festival, and The TD Niagara Jazz Festival. I hold an MMus in Jazz Performance from McGill, and a BFA in Music from York University. 

I am an experienced teacher who likes to keep the music engaging for my students. I strive to remain flexible with the curriculum to accommodate every student's interests. My aim is not only to teach my students to play guitar but to help them develop a lifelong love of music.

Musical Education

I have a MMus in Jazz Performance from McGillI. I have a BFA in Music from York University.. I am also a graduate of the Humber College Community Music Program.

Awards and Distinctions

I am critically acclaimed.

Grammy award winning producer Stuart Kremsky (Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane) reviewed my music favourably on his blog.

Juno award winner Laila Biali praised my music and played it on her radio show: CBC's Saturday Night Jazz.

Special Skills and Training

I have performed at Toronto's Beaches Jazz Festival, The TD Niagara Jazz Festival and I have toured North America. I have performed at Canada's largest jazz clubs. I have worked with Juno award-winning musicians.


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).