Yon - Teacher #2776

- Composition
- Piano

- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English
- French
- Russian

Teaching Philosophy

We all inherently live with sound and time, and I believe that immersion in music opens up something very deep and personal about ourselves. Music is often difficult to put into words for good reasons, and I want to explore the sensory possibilities it offers with students, develop their sensitivity to their aesthetic preferences, and most importantly, to teach them to listen beyond hearing.

Musical Education

I have completed my bachelor's degree in Music Composition and Anthropology at McGill University. During these years, I studied piano with Marina Mdivani, a renowned Georgian pianist.

Awards and Distinctions

I have received numerous awards in the field of music composition, which I can share about upon request.

Special Skills and Training

I have experience teaching piano to children and adults since I was a teenager. Because of my background in music composition, I also give students the opportunity to explore the meaning behind and between the notes. At McGill University, I was hired as a tutor for musicianship courses and have helped numerous students over the past two years. I have also presented about sound in my anthropology courses - specifically on listening and the use of sound in film.


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).