Jason - Teacher #2740

Instruments:
- Saxophone

Services:
- Music Appreciation
- RCM

Languages:
- Cantonese
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that as a teacher, whether in music or other subject, it is my duty to provide tools that could help my student succeed, not just in music but in life. I try my best to create a stress-free, joyful, all-inclusive and safe environment for my students. With that in mind, I encourage my students to develop the drive to learn and achieve their goal with good self-discipline.

Musical Education

I have a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and I am currently in the last semester of my Master of Music from Luca School of Arts in Leuven, Belgium. My principal teacher includes Dr. Wallace Halladay from the University of Toronto, Mariano Garcia, Nadine Bal, Philip Benoit (Chamber Music) from Luca School of Arts

Awards and Distinctions

In 2017, I was named the University of Toronto Winds Concerto Competition Winner, and had the opportunity to perform Alexandra Glazunov's Concerto for Alto Saxophone Op. 109 with the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble. I was also a recipient of David and Marcia Beach Summer Study Awards in 2018 and Faculty of Music Undergraduate Association Individual Grants in 2017, 2018 and 2019

Special Skills and Training

I had the opportunity to participate at Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France, where I had private and ensemble study with Professor Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Vincent David, Christian Wirth, Joonatan Rautiola, Mariano Garcia, Johannes Thorell, Daniel Gauthier, Vincent Le Quang, Cyrille Lehn, Fumie Ito. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to attend to the First Sibelius Summer Academy (Woodwind), Helsinki, Finland where I had the chance to study with Prof. Claude Delangle and Joonatan Rautiola and open masterclass with Professor Harri Maki of Clarinet.

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).