Jay - Teacher #2937

- Bass Clarinet
- Clarinet
- Composition
- Electric Guitar
- Flute
- Guitar
- Saxophone

- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

- English

Teaching Philosophy

My personal belief is that music is an essential part of human life. Through music, we tap into a universal consciousness that connects all people and the earth together. Learning music and playing at any level enriches the player's life and gives us to opportunity to connect on a deep level with other players and listeners. I believe we can all make the most beautiful sounds in the world, and make it a better place for ourselves and others.
In my lessons, I try first to develop a great sound. After that, everything you play will produce a sound that gives you and anyone listening a feeling of joy.
Every person is different, so I try to cater to the student as much as possible. Setting goals to play the music you love inspires the learner to practice and fall in love with their instrument. Whether the student becomes a hobbiest or a professional, I want to inspire a love of music making that can last a lifetime.

Musical Education

I attended Lakehead University for two years studying classical music.
I attended Humber College studying jazz performance

Special Skills and Training

I've been a performer since my teens, playing thousands of concerts and touring our country from coast to coast to coast(yes, that includes the arctic). I'm also an experienced studio musician, appearing on many albums as a band member or hired gun studio pro. I bring a real-world perspective to my teaching. I know how to get the sound you're after in almost any style.


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).