Jimuel Dav - Teacher #2986

- Composition
- Piano

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

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I encourage my students to explore their creative skills. As a mentor, I aim to facilitate and support my students to achieve their goals not just in their own work but in their own career and provide them the resources they need. I aim to connect to my students, build rapport, by knowing their background, and interests. By this, the students will get a sense that I am interested and invested in their learning and growth and get a better understanding of the direction they want to pursue in terms of their creativity.

Teaching encourages me to continue to widen my knowledge by listening and studying more music, exploring new ideas, concepts, and learning new styles and techniques. I aim to improve and always evaluate my own teaching strategies so I can cater to a wide range of students and to always be a better, more efficient pedagogue each day.

Musical Education

I have attended the following schools:

University of British Columbia - Doctor of Musical Arts
Michigan State University - Master of Music, Grad Certificate in Music Theory
University of the Philippines - Bachelor of Music

Awards and Distinctions

- Banaue International Music Composition Competition Finalist | 2018
- Magna Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian of the University of the Philippines
College of Music | 2016
- University of the Philippines College of Music Dean’s Medal Award | 2016
- Asian Composers League, Yoshiro Irino Composers Prize Award | 2015
- International Federation for Choral Music Composition Competition Finalist | 2013

Funding Awards
- Four Year Fellowships (4YF) Tuition Award | UBC | 2022
- International Tuition Award | UBC | 2022
- President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award | UBC | 2022
- Four Year Fellowships (4YF) For PhD Students | UBC | 2022
- Research Enhancement Award | Michigan State University | 2021
- Delia Koo Endowment Funding | Michigan State University | 2021
- International Student Emergency Tuition Award | Michigan State University | 2021
- Graduate Independent Project Funding | Michigan State University | 2021
- Fellowship Award | Michigan State University | 2020
- Midlife Crisis Band Scholarship | 2014-2016

Special Skills and Training

Composition Workshops and New Music Festivals ● Running Start Career Development Cohorts | Summer 2021 Bi-weekly meetings for career development. ● Ensemble Evolution | Summer 2021 Activities include workshops, seminars, and collaboration with musicians and composers. ● Charlotte New Music Festival | Summer 2021 Activities include workshops, seminars, masterclasses, and performances.. ● Zfestival | Summer 2021 Activities include workshops, seminars, masterclasses, and performances. Masterclasses in Composition ● Lansing McLoskey | Charlotte New Music Festival | 2021 ● Chinary Ung | 2021 ● Jennifer Jolley | Michigan State University | 2021 Skills ● Instrumental Piano (classical, jazz, pop) and rondalla instruments (bandurria, laud, octavina, guitar, bass) ● Language English, Cebuano, Tagalog, basic Mandarin. ● Technical Sibelius, Logic, Reaper, iMovie, Garageband, Microsoft Office, Mainstage


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).