Daniel - Teacher #3594

- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Trombone

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I have always believed that music is part of human nature. It is a form of human expression that can bring so much meaning to our lives without ever needing to speak a single word. I also have always believed that every single human being has some level of musical capacity that can be developed. My aim as a teacher is to help students understand themselves as musicians so they can make authentic musical choices that will make learning a meaningful experience for them.

Musical Education

I have a Bachelor of Music from Memorial University and a Bachelor of Education from St. FX University. I began receiving private instruction in classical music on piano at the age of 8, then continued my music education on trombone at the age of 10 until completing my Bachelor of Music.
During my post-secondary studies, I also studied other instruments, primarily guitar. I have over twenty years of experience playing and learning guitar by ear and from tablature and standard music notation.

Special Skills and Training

I have a diverse set of musical experiences that are part of who I am as an educator. I received classical music training on various instruments, and my guitar studies have primarily focused on learning by ear and through hands-on experiences. Aside from this, I have studied music theory and have spent considerable time composing and recording music using various software. These learning experiences have shown me that learning music can be approached from many different angles. I like to synthesize these different approaches when I am teaching, which allows me to differentiate instruction based on my student's needs.


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).