Matthew - Teacher #3288

- Drumset
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Piano
- Ukulele

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

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It has become an essential part of who I am. It is my belief that music is a community-based experience, and that everyone can learn to participate and communicate through musical practice. It is heartwarming to be able to teach and discuss musical practice, and knowledge with any student. Each individual has their own interests, fascinations, and motivations behind learning an instrument. It is my wish as an instructor to encourage these aspects as they help to create the mindfulness and character of a musical soul.

Musical Education

Primarily self-taught I began playing guitar at the age of fourteen. I began to study music theory and composition with which I was able to start more in-depth at Carleton University. There I focused on Jazz, and Jazz fusion guitar, along with attending and excelling in music theory courses.

Post-secondary education

- Carleton University - Bachelor of Music

Special Skills and Training

- Teaching privately for three years (guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and drums) - played live performances at local Ottawa, and Gatineau venus, churches, and University Theaters. - have attended multiple master classes from professional artists/composers


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).