Jack - Teacher #3639

- Composition
- Percussions
- Piano
- Recorder
- Singer-Songwriter
- Trumpet
- Voice

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

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music represents a beautiful intersection between art, science, and technology. Modern music composition can teach students skills in coding, troubleshooting, and critical thinking, not to mention media literacy and appreciation. I aim to give my students skills that they can use in every aspect of their life, learning to write and play music in ways that transcend single instruments and unlock new forms of self-expression and communication.

Musical Education

I am currently a student in SFU's Sound and Music BFA, which includes performance, composition, live and studio mixing and tech classes, and advanced theory. I have been writing music digitally since I was 13. I was mostly self-taught, although I took some trumpet lessons. I have trained for two semesters as part of a Javanese Gamelan Ensemble under professor and multi-instrumentalist Sutrisno Hartana. I also have experience as an audio technician for Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, where I learned to mix on a large digital mixer for a band.

Special Skills and Training

My original music has been played as part of the 35th Dancing on the Edge Festival in collaboration with dancer Sarah U. I've also worked as an assistant sound designer on several films, creating both foley and more abstract ambience. Outside of the professional audio scene, I have worked for several years as a camp counsellor, childminder, and tutor in math, composition, and music technology.


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).