Stephen - Teacher #2647

- Classical Guitar
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Piano
- Ukulele

- Composition
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I truly embrace the fact that each student is unique and learns in their own special way. That's why I am dedicated to discovering the approach that suits each individual best. By understanding their strengths, preferences, and aspirations, I can craft personalized lessons that resonate with their learning style.

In my teaching, I strive to create a warm and supportive environment where students feel encouraged to express themselves freely and ask questions without hesitation.

Musical Education

I have attended the following schools while pursuing a degree in music and theatre:
-Douglas College
-Simon Fraser University

Special Skills and Training

Throughout my journey in the music industry, I have been deeply involved in various aspects of performance and production. I've had the incredible opportunity to play and work as a technician on large-scale tours, gaining invaluable experience both on stage and in the studio with well-known acts and producers. Additionally, my involvement with labels has given me insights into the business side of music. This diverse background has enriched my understanding of the music world and has allowed me to develop a multifaceted skill set. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experiences with others who are equally enthusiastic about music and eager to explore its many facets. Whether it's mastering an instrument, honing performance skills, or delving into the complexities of music production, I am here to guide and support aspiring musicians on their unique musical journeys.


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).