Nicolas - Teacher #3374

- Clarinet
- Flute
- Recorder
- Saxophone

- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Like the majority of Canadians, I attended public school. However, I know from personal experience that teaching more than thirty students at once can make it challenging for teachers to ensure that each student understands the material at the same level. That's why I'm excited to offer one-on-one music lessons that are tailored to your specific needs as an aspiring musician.

When you learn with me, I will be able to quickly identify when you are heading down the wrong path and guide you back on track. This personalized approach is essential to prevent you from developing incorrect fundamental skills that could lead to bigger problems down the road. As a mentor, I want you to have the freedom to express yourself fully, without any barriers holding you back.

I know from experience that an outside perspective is crucial when learning something new. As your teacher, I will be your musical "auto-correct," reflecting exactly what I see and helping you refine your skills. I will also hold you accountable by setting goals with you and tracking your progress like a dedicated gym coach.

So, if you're ready to take your music skills to the next level, let's get started! I'm excited to make music with you and help you reach your full potential as a musician.

Musical Education

Since Grade 8, I have had a passion for playing the saxophone. I pursued this passion by earning a Bachelor of Music degree in saxophone performance from the University of Calgary.

To continue honing my skills and pursuing excellence, I recently underwent further saxophone training at the University of British Columbia. This experience has been invaluable and has deepened my appreciation for the beauty and versatility of the saxophone.

Special Skills and Training

During my time at the university, I also learned to play the clarinet and flute, which have expanded my musical horizons and enhanced my performance skills. As a saxophonist, I am committed to sharing my passion and knowledge with others and helping them discover the joys of playing this remarkable instrument.


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).