Nayaab - Teacher #3533

- Piano
- Saxophone

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

- English

Teaching Philosophy

As a prospective music teacher, my teaching philosophy centers around two fundamental aspects: methods and motivations. I believe in employing versatile teaching methods that cater to diverse learning styles, nurturing a stimulating and inclusive environment that encourages students to explore and express themselves through music.
Firstly, in terms of methods, I strive to create a well-rounded curriculum that incorporates both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. By combining music theory, history, and ear training with instrumental or vocal instruction, I aim to provide a comprehensive musical foundation for my students. Additionally, I recognize the importance of integrating technology and contemporary resources to enhance engagement and enable students to explore music in innovative ways.
Moreover, I value individualized instruction and tailor my teaching approach to suit the unique strengths and needs of each student. By recognizing their diverse learning styles, I can adapt my methods to foster their musical growth and instill a sense of accomplishment. I encourage collaborative learning experiences, ensemble playing, and performance opportunities, as they promote teamwork, communication, and self-confidence.
Secondly, motivations play a vital role in my teaching philosophy. I believe in inspiring students to develop a lifelong love and appreciation for music. I aim to foster their curiosity, creativity, and passion by exposing them to a wide range of musical genres, historical periods, and cultural traditions. By helping them connect emotionally with music and find personal meaning in their musical journey, I hope to ignite a lasting motivation to explore and excel in their musical pursuits.
Furthermore, I strive to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where students feel safe to take risks, express themselves, and develop their own artistic voice. I aim to be a supportive mentor, providing constructive feedback, encouragement, and guidance. By cultivating a positive and respectful classroom atmosphere, I aspire to empower my students, boost their self-esteem, and foster a sense of belonging within the musical community.

Musical Education

I am currently enrolled in Specialized Honours BA in Jazz Music Performance at York University. I have been studying the piano since the age of eight through school, private lessons, and personal training. I have been studying the saxophone since the age of 12 though school, private lessons, and personal training as well. My teachers were Jazz trained and have studied at many rewound institutes such as The Juilliard School, University of Toronto, Queens University, York University, The Royal Conservatory of Music, and Brandon University. The training I underwent through the years have been rigorous and detailed. Entailing several techniques exploring outside of my comfort zone. I have been able to experience the classical side of things where I implant Solfege into my learning and how it can impact Jazz. I am also able to use what I have learnt while being in the Jazz Orchestra and R&B ensemble at York University. I am currently in these ensembles and plan to continue to be in them throughout university for my personal growth.

Awards and Distinctions

I have won: Gold for Big Band Jazz at the Humber Jazz Festival, Gold for Small Jazz Ensemble at the Humber Jazz Festival, PTF PSSMTA - Janice WilsonMusic Scholarship through the Peel District School Board, and the PTF PSSMTA - C. Lloyd DobsonMusic Scholarship through the Peel District School Board

Special Skills and Training

Since I was a child, I grew up with music. My father has been an educator for over 30 years and watching him grow in his institution while being able to teach me music has inspired me to do the same for others. Most of my training has been with amazing instructors and personal training at home. I have had the opportunity to teach several students from different elementary school and high schools ranging from theory, to practical, to the history of their instrument and music as a whole. These experiences have enriched me as a teacher, a musicians, and an overall person as I aspire to become an educator for the rest of my life.


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).