Daniel - Teacher #2428

Instruments:
- Composition
- Piano

Services:
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Rudiments

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music is meant to be an exciting part of ones life. The discipline promotes a high level of focus and detailed analysis which develops skills that are transferrable to numerous areas in life. I believe teaching music should be fun and tailored to meet the goals and interest of each individual. Whether it be focused on traditional or contemporary styles of music, the fundamentals are imperative to each student however, the approach should speak to the individual behind the instrument. This is how it will remain an enjoyable and interactive activity to learn.

Musical Education

I hold a Bachelors in Music/ Jazz performance from the University of Toronto, which included courses in composition and arranging.
I studied both classical and gospel piano and percussion from age five until attending post-secondary. Alongside my theory and practical lessons, I gained experience accompanying a wide variety of singers from classical, folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Gospel. These experiences have led me to gain notoriety as a Music Director for major labels such as Universal and Sony, where I program live shows through Ableton and lead bands from the keyboard. Artist I have worked with include, Alessia Cara, Jessie Reyez, Olivia Lunny and Tory Lanez to name a few.

My

Special Skills and Training

Studies with me include: Music Production- Pop/R&B/Hip-Hop Composition Arranging Ableton/FL Studio c

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).