Darcy - Teacher #3153

- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Organ
- Piano
- Saxophone
- Ukulele

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music is perhaps the most powerful tool for emotively connecting people to each other and their feelings, it is the language of the universe. My life's aspiration has always been to inspire others to find the same release and contentment that I feel from music.

I prefer to make the experience feel rewarding, choosing appropriate goals so the student can see their progress and be encouraged. Sometimes when a student doesn't feel they are improving as quickly as they'd like to they begin to lose interest so I find it important to choose practices that engage a student. Often when a younger student insists on playing a song that may be too challenging, I will compose a simplified version so that they can still enjoy hearing the music they perform.

Musical Education

I have attended Centennial college where I earned an advanced diploma in music industry arts and performance. I have also reached level 7 in the Royal Conservatory of Music's piano curriculum and completed their theory and harmony courses.

While my musical education throughout my youth was primarily focused on western classical. During my time at Centennial College I was privately taught piano by one of the heads of the Toronto Gospel Association as well as a prominent local jazz musician with a specialty in improvisation.


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).