David - Teacher #3426

- Drumset
- Marimba
- Percussions
- Vibraphone
- Xylophone

- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music is an exciting journey of self-discovery. There are many twists and turns, but no ending in sight. Having an opportunity to share my passion for music with new students is a true joy.

My drum-set method book has sold over 500 copies and is being used in many music stores and lesson studios. I have 30 years of private lesson experience, but I'm still learning everyday! From RCM graded percussion to Jazz & Pop drum-set lessons, I have the answers for you (and your children's) questions!

Musical Education

I grew up in a musical family, my mother played church organ, and my father was a marching drummer. I started piano lessons at an early age, and at 14 began drum-set and classical percussion lessons. I went on to study drum-set at Mohawk College, and Classical Percussion at University of Toronto. During this time I was also performing with the Hamilton All-Star Jazz band, Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and touring with DCI Drum & Bugle corps Phantom Regiment from Rockford Illinois.

Awards and Distinctions

1998 Zildjian Scholarship for percussion at University of Toronto

Special Skills and Training

As a percussionist I have played with several orchestras including: the Hamilton Philharmonic, Opera Ontario, The Brantford Symphony, & the Boris Brott Academy Orchestra. I'm also a busy session drummer currently working with: Hailee Rose, Dave Rave, Sonic Haze, Drury Lane Theatre, and Theatre Ancaster.


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).