Matthew - Teacher #2498

- Clarinet
- Flute
- Saxophone

- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

Music is an experience in life like no other. I will help you along this path to discover and achieve exactly what you would like to do with music. I use my students interests to guide my teaching. Finding your path and passion is my ultimate goal.

Musical Education

I have a DEC in Professional Techniques Of Music and Song from Vanier College and am currently working towards my Bachelors in Jazz Performance at McGill University.
I have been studying privately since the age of 13 with notable musicians such as Paul Carter, Frank Lozano and Donny Kennedy.
In addition to studying at a CÉGEP and University level, I have been working as a Freelance Musician since the age of 18 which has provided many lessons in shaping my playing and my musical career.

Awards and Distinctions

Charted #5 on Billboards for a comedy Ska-Punk Christmas Parody song

Special Skills and Training

As a performer I have played many notable venues in Montreal such as L'Astral, Club Soda, Place-Des-Arts and Metropolis with a variety of different groups in many musical styles such as Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz and Classical. In addition to performing in Montreal, I have played all across Ontario and much of the United States East Coast. I have performed on many different artists recordings across Canada and the U.S. My experience has helped shape me as a performer, musician and as a teacher. My experience helps me provide my students with a unique experience for their lessons.


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).