Brayden - Teacher #3544

- Drumset
- Marimba
- Percussions
- Vibraphone
- Xylophone

- Alexander Technique

- English

Teaching Philosophy

First and foremost, music is supposed to be fun. If you are not having fun you are not making music. My teaching philosophy is flexible depending on the student's individual needs. I do believe that instilling strong technical and rhythmical fundamentals will lead to the most freedom to express oneself on percussion instruments. One's musical skills are like a skyscraper with the fundamentals being the foundation to build upon. This includes learning how to hold and move the sticks in the most efficient way, allowing for total control and manipulation. This will be achieved by studying rudiments, scales, chords, and drumset styles such as rock, swing, and Latin.

Musical Education

I have recently (2023) graduated with a Master of Music: Instrumental Performance from the University of Toronto. In 2021, I received an Artist Diploma: Percussion from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. I received my Bachelor of Music: Honours Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. My higher musical education was mainly in the classical style. I spent my time in Toronto studying with Charles Settle of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. However, I spent my teenage years studying drumset and piano.

Awards and Distinctions

CBC's "30 hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30, 2022 edition"

Special Skills and Training

Acting Principal Percussionist: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Percussionist: Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra


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).