Wylie - Teacher #2818

- Composition
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Ukulele

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

As an educator, my primary goal is to cultivate a lifelong love for music in my students. I'm particularly intrigued by the factors that ignite people's passion for playing and listening to music. My aim is to broaden my students' musical horizons, enabling them to appreciate the common threads that connect various styles of music and art in general.

I aspire to create an enjoyable learning experience for every student, boosting their confidence so they can freely express themselves through music. In pursuit of this, I firmly believe in setting realistic goals and being transparent about the effort required to attain them. Since every student is unique, I welcome the opportunity to embark on a journey of growth and learning together.

Musical Education

I received my diploma in jazz performance on guitar and my bachelor of music composition from Capliano University in Vancouver. I was very fortunate to study with very accomplished teachers and be surrounded by incredible colleagues. Although my degree holds a jazz title, my interest as a composer has mostly been in the contemporary classical idiom.

Awards and Distinctions

In 2015, I was fortunate to be selected for the Highscore music festival in Pavia, Italy. I had the opportunity to have my music performed, present my compositions to peers from around the world, and attend lectures and private lessons with a highly accomplished panel of composers (Helmut Lachenmann, Dmitri Tymozcko, Amy Beth Kirsten, Mario Garuti)

Special Skills and Training

In my life I have been lucky to have been exposed to a huge variety of music. As a child I got taken to big shows by my family through my stepdads position as a sound engineer. As a teen and young adult I was involved with a very tight local scene and spent most of my time practicing and playing in bands. Through all this I got to meet people from all walks of life and learned to appreciate the diversity of how music can be made. I believe that part of being a good educator is being able to relate to people and adjust your approach accordingly, and my range of experience is a huge asset in achieving that. I want people to be comfortable and believe in themselves, even if they do things a little different.


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).