Jorge - Teacher #2687

Instruments:
- Composition
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Piano
- Singer-Songwriter
- Ukulele
- Voice

Services:
- Composition
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- French
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

I approach subjects to the taste of my students according to their objectives and their personal needs. I will adapt my teaching to the needs of my students. I can teach you how to read music and rhythm or if you are not that much into theory we can also just learn some tunes and cool riffs on the instrument. I can also teach you how to write your own music and help you with your songwriting. I believe that music is all about expression and creativity and that learning must always be a joyful process. I am patient, devoted and I will always teach with a smile!

Musical Education

I am presently studying professional technique of songwriting and composition at College Marie Victorin.

I have been a musician and a songwriter for the past 15 years and I participated in many music festivals such as festival de la chanson de Granby, festival de la chanson de Ste Ambroise and The great Canadian song search.

I enjoy teaching as much as learning and I hope we will have lots of fun while playing music together!

Special Skills and Training

I have been active on the Montreal scene for the past 15 years. In addition to the many festivals and competitions where I have performed, I am also completing a music certificate in college. I also have been producing music for the past 6 years or so. I have recorded in many professional studios for a multitude of different projects in all kind of styles and I am currently working on my own music studio where I record local bands and my own music projects.

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).