Grant - Teacher #2406

- French Horn
- Guitar
- Piano
- Singer-Songwriter
- Ukulele
- Voice

- Jazz Improvation

- English

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy revolves around meeting students where they are in their musical journey and taking the time to understand their aspirations and goals. Having been a student myself, I empathize with their experiences and am mindful of not imposing my desires on them. While foundational skills are essential, I believe it's the students who ultimately decide how to utilize those skills.

I pay close attention to my students' progress, ensuring they don't feel overwhelmed, and provide extra time for mastering specific skills. However, above all, I cherish sharing the joy of playing and singing with my students in every lesson. Music should be a source of enjoyment and fulfillment, and I strive to create a supportive and fun learning environment for my students to explore their musical passions.

Musical Education

My educational journey has been enriched by attending several esteemed institutions and earning valuable degrees:
- Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia
- Diploma of Fine Arts in Conducting from the University of Calgary
- Royal Conservatory Piano Grade X

Throughout my extensive career spanning over 40 years, I have been privileged to teach various musical disciplines such as Band, Choir, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, and Voice in both Public and Private schools.

Beyond teaching, I have immersed myself in the world of professional music, playing the Piano, French Horn, and lending my vocals to Pop/Rock/Jazz bands and orchestras across British Columbia and Alberta.


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).