Paul - Teacher #2575

Instruments:
- Voice

Languages:
- English
- German
- Italian

Teaching Philosophy

Singing is a vital component to bring joy, peace and focus to the soul. When I began high school, motivation was not a concept I was well aquainted with. Back then life was not as exciting, until I discovered my gift in singing. My high school music teacher singled me out and asked me to sing "O Canada" in front of my high school of 2000 people! Once I hit the high note at the end of the anthem, the whole school burst in to cheers. I went from being the quiet guy at the back of the class, to singing in shows, recitals and concerts. Even though singing is not about the fame, the size of crowds, it empowers you to use your mind, soul and body to bring a gift to people to get them out of the state they are in. Many people who come to see performances have stressful jobs, they maybe going through a difficult season of depression or hurt; by hearing you sing from your heart, the beauty of your gift can take those people for a moment out of their pain, out of their stress or worries and just enjoy the wonderful creative features of the human mind and instrument. Nothing can reach the soul better than the human voice. Athletes priming for the performance of their life often turn to music in the moments before their victory, Surgeons often play classical music, rock or even opera while prepping for a life saving operation.

Progress is the most fundamental need that drives human existence forward, and the joy and satisfaction at seeing a gift like singing thrive and flourish and progress fulfills our most innate desire and need.

Musical Education

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees:
Western University - Bachelor of Arts: Music & Political Science

I also completed advanced operatic training with the following Masters:
Francesco Facini / Opera Stage/ Lucca Italy / 2018
Michael Trimble/ The Trimble Vocal Institution/ USA / 2018-2020

After successful auditions I was asked by managers in Berlin to prepare the roles of Wagner's Siegfried and Calaf from Puccini's Turandot. I am currently preparing both roles under the tutelage of San Francisco Opera Music Head and The Merola Opera Program alumni Mark Morash. I began my professional studies in Italy under the direction of renowned Italian Bass-Baritone Francesco Facini at Opera Stage in Lucca, under the recommendation of Facini, I was then was afforded the opportunity to study in the United States with long-time Aspen Music Festival Professor Michael Trimble at the Trimble Vocal Institution. I hold a bachelor's degree where I studied Music and Political Science from Western University. While at Western I studied with Torin Chiles, Theodore Baerg and sang the role of Francis the Canadian Opera Beatrice Chancey under the direction of John Hess. I obtained my accreditation with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in 2015.

Special Skills and Training

-Performed the role of Un Venditore in Puccini's Il Tabarro with Opera Niagara under the direction of Dr. Maria Vetere and Metropolitan Opera Star Aprile MIllo -Advanced training in the Wagner Repertoire as a helden tenor with San Francisco Opera Music Head Mark Morash. -Trained in Italy, the United States and Currently preparing roles for performances in Germany -I have a Pre-Health Science Certification from Conestoga College where I studied anatomy and physiology extensively, I bring that knowledge into my teaching of the human voice. -Mastered the Crooning/Sinatra Style of singing and performed with Jazz bands over a period of 3 years.

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).