Julian - Teacher #3489

- Composition
- Drumset
- Percussions

- Composition
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I treat music like a lifestyle, integrating lessons I learn through musical experiences into my daily life. Good habits such as learning proper posture and focusing on breathing can be implemented into tackling daily challenges. I believe anyone who desires to learn music will also learn valuable life lessons along with it and will also achieve the joy that comes with being able to express themselves through playing music. I also encourage my students to enjoy what they're playing, to take risks, and to ask questions!

Musical Education

I have attended the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music jazz band during high school. I have also received large ensemble training through a big band program run by the TD Vancouver Jazz Festival in 2018. I now currently attend McGill University studying for a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance for the drumset. We are taught basic jazz harmony, theory, composition and arranging skills through the McGill Jazz Performance program. I have studied privately with drummers and musicians such as Joe Poole, Jim Doxas, John Lee, Julian Jayme, and Darrell Green. Outside of school, I have also gained training through playing gigs and shows with notable musicians of every age such as Kevin Dean and Benjamin Sigerson.

Awards and Distinctions

Earl Hobson Most Outstanding Musician (2020)
TD Vancouver Jazz Festival 2018 Scholarship

Special Skills and Training

I have played for several music festivals such as Car Free Day and the TD Vancouver Jazz Festval. I have also opened for big Filipino acts such as Vice Ganda with my rock band.


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).