Tim - Teacher #2469

- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Mandolin

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

- English

Teaching Philosophy

As a music educator I approach teaching with the philosophy that music should be both enjoyable and engaging. Every individual is talented in their own way and music often brings out unexpected creativity. From beginners to advanced levels, I teach based on solid foundations in theory, ear training, and instrumental technique while recognizing the unique strengths in everyone.

Musical Education

I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree from Concordia University in Montréal (honour roll with great distinction). I studied both jazz and classical theory and performance, with private bass lessons under Sage Renolds and Alex Lefavre.

Special Skills and Training

The majority of my music career has been in the performance/recording realm. I have extensive live performance experience across Canada and the United States as well as in Colombia and New Zealand, performing with artists such as Lauren Mann, Ben Mink, Adam Dobres, Naghmeh and the Southern Shores, We Once Were Trees and Subtle Like a T-Rex. I also have extensive recording experience, both in front of the mic and behind the mixing desk. I have been involved with dozens of records and many live recording projects as well. All of these experiences have given me a much deeper appreciation for music while also helping to build community in many different places.


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).