Kishan - Teacher #2531

- Bass Clarinet
- Bassoon
- Clarinet
- English Horn
- Flute
- Oboe
- Piccolo
- Recorder
- Saxophone

- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that the most essential element in the pursuit of musical study is that the student believes in what they do.
I strive to goal-set with all of my students not only to understand what brought them to lessons in the first place but to measure how little steps can feel like a big leap when we overcome obstacles in the pursuit of achieving goals. Play flute in band but really want to play jazz? Is Klezmer clarinet your passion? I believe it is fundamental to grasp what makes a student happy and interested to allow for engaging lessons and positive results.

Musical Education

I have attended the following schools, earning the following degrees:
- York University - Master of Arts
- University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music
Notable teachers include: clarinet with Miles Jaques, David Bourque, Steve Pierre and Peter Stoll, flute with Peg Albrecht, Nina Martini-Dorey and Sara Hahn, oboe with Wendy Bornstein, Monica Fosnaugh and David Sussman, bassoon with Nadina Mackie Jackson.

Special Skills and Training

I was always eager to learn everything I could musical instruments in my childhood and had great support of teachers within the public schools system in Ontario to do this. They let me sign out any and all of the woodwind instruments and it was a personal pursuit to learn them. Now, I am a proficient woodwind doubler with extensive experience on each of the woodwinds, who plays in pit orchestras for musicals across Canada, and feel very passionately about the role of multi-disciplinarian's in the arts. I was a Banff Artist in Residence in 2018 and got to collaborate and record with emerging Canadian singer/songwriters in fusion, folk, dark folk and jazz styles. I was a competitive dancer for 20 years and believe that music and movement compliment each other. As much as possible I find ways to incorporate movement in my 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).