Juan - Teacher #2435

Instruments:
- Saxophone

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

Languages:
- English
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy is that every student has a unique perspective on how to assimilate music, some of us have difficulties with some things and others might not, so I think it is best to find the right technique for each student. Because music is so diverse, we have different ways of approaching it. I like the atmosphere of my lessons to be pleasant and respectful. I aim to make the students feel comfortable and to clarify any doubts they have. I can develop the content of the course in a stress free way so that the student doesn't feel overwhelmed and improves his or her performance.

Musical Education

I'm in the last year of my jazz performance bachelor from McGill University, I started studying guitar at the age of seven until the agree of fourteen, after I changed for saxophone. I took a jazz diploma at the Mount Royal Conservatory.

Special Skills and Training

residencies and festivals - Mondo Karnaval Quebec. - Festival Nuits d'Afrique Montreal. - Jazz Festival Mexico City. - Jazz Festival Guadalajara - Jazz Festival Pachuca - Two diplomas (Music Theory & Jazz Saxophone) from the Royal Academi of music. - Jazz Diploma from Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary. - I am open to dialogue and the exchange of ideas with my students, I consider that the relationship I have developed with them is also mentoring for their musical career.

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).