Carlos - Teacher #2650

- Clarinet
- Saxophone

- Ear Training

- English
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

I have always been surrounded by the environment that you need to be competitive as a musician. You need to be able to compete with others around you as well as compete with yourself to be better.

I agree with this to an extent, but not at the risk of your body. I learned a couple of years ago that playing an instrument, or doing any activity, with wrong playing habits can incur playing-related injuries. I have strived to introduce more health and wellness into my teaching and playing and being a more mindful musician. I will strive to have a stress-free environment in my lessons to promote healthy practices and create a fun environment.

Musical Education

Calgary Native Carlos Tinoco is in his first year of studies at the University of Ottawa, pursing his PhD in Interdisciplinary Research in Music. Carlos is working towards health promotion as well as increasing musicians’ health literacy. Previously, Carlos received his Bachelors and Masters in music, specializing in saxophone performance. During his time at the Unviersity of Calgary, Carlos has worked many international artists including Ken Radnofsky, Tim McAllister, Kenneth Tse, and with jazz artists Ryan Truesdell, Joe Morris, Alan Baylock, Dan Keberley, Jack Wilkins, and Chuck Owen. Carlos has an affinity for new works and constantly collaborates with students at the university to create new compositions.

Awards and Distinctions

During his studies, Carlos has received many scholarships including the Jason Lang Scholarship three times, the Don Wright Price, and the Fine Arts Scholarship from the University of Calgary. In the last year, Carlos presented his working paper on musicians’ health resources in Canada at two major international conferences and is looking to publish this year.

Special Skills and Training

Other than saxophone and clarinet, I have worked extensively as a DJ in varying styles of music. This has allowed me to gain an appreciation for the style of mixing music and incorporating different styles and elements in prolonged sets of music.


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).