Tristan - Teacher #3246

- Guitar

- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

I see music as a spiritual process. To me the greatest gift that music provides is to shape human consciousness in the same way a spiritual practice would. By connecting us to our spirit through the musical process we become more whole as human beings. I believe in the power of music to align mind, spirit and body. This means keeping a relaxed body, sharp mind and open spirit as we dive into the depths of the musical experience and what it can teach us about ourselves.

I believe in simplicity as well as complexity. I also believe in having a wide range of musical interests and an appreciation for many different musical approaches and traditions. This way, we can come to our own sens of what we love and what we want to pursue further.

My hope with teaching is to be flexible and to allow the student to follow his or her own inspiration by guiding them with a customized, structured, step by step process, marrying both right and left hemispheres to get a holistic understanding of any given topic of interest. Some of those topics include: Technique, Harmony/Chords, Scales, Arpeggios, Key centers/Tonality, Improvisation, Transcription, Ear training, Songwriting and more.

I trust in surrender and connection to the spirit of Music!

Musical Education

I have a DEC from Collège D'Alma in guitar jazz/pop which also included theory, solfège, musical literature and choral classes. My musical education however starts earlier than that with private lessons at the age of 12.

Awards and Distinctions

I have won price of the jury for Cégep En Spectacle when I was in college by playing some of my compositions with two very dear friends of mine.

Special Skills and Training

I have experience with music production as I have composed, recorded and mixed an entire album over the last 2 years. I have a deep appreciation for the importance of self-expression through composition and songwriting.


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).