Sean - Teacher #2629

- Guitar
- Piano
- Trombone
- Trumpet

- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I firmly believe that education is about empowering students to reach their personal best in all aspects of their lives. Whether it's intellectual, creative, emotional, or social growth, students should be encouraged and supported to achieve success through four key elements: an inclusive community, a safe and comfortable environment, the teacher as an inspirer and facilitator, and student-centered learning.

In an inclusive community, all students have an equal right to education and the opportunity to learn and grow. Respecting and understanding each other's diversity creates a sense of belonging, leading to a willingness to take risks and explore new ideas. Collaborating with parents, faculty, administration, and community leaders fosters students' potential and smooth transitions through important stages of education and life.

Creating a purposeful learning environment that reflects the community further supports students in their educational journey and enhances their sense of belonging. It is essential to provide a positive and engaging classroom atmosphere.

As a teacher, my role is to inspire students to become lifelong learners. By being a role model and showing enthusiasm for the curriculum, I can spark students' curiosity and authentic appreciation for the subject matter. As a facilitator, I create a framework of engaging materials, diverse activities, and creative assessments to support students' success and passion for the content.

Student-centered learning puts the focus on the student. Designing meaningful curricula and assessments that connect emotionally with students promotes intrinsic motivation and encourages them to become lifelong learners. For example, in the music classroom, choosing music that students enjoy or providing opportunities to perform in festivals or band tours to exciting destinations can create emotional connections to the learning process.

Incorporating these four elements in education enables students to thrive, discover their potential, and develop a genuine love for learning. Together, we can build a fulfilling and enriching educational journey for every student.

Musical Education

I hold a classical trumpet degree from Trinity Western University (TWU) and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

I actively perform trumpet and piano in various ensembles, ranging from big band and jazz to classical, across the vibrant music scene in Vancouver.

Special Skills and Training

With over 16 years of experience in teaching brass instruments and piano, I find joy in being a middle school music teacher and private instructor. My passion for music allows me to cater to students of all ages and abilities, from kindergarten to adult learners.


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).