Ric - Teacher #3710

- Classical Guitar
- Composition
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar

- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music has been the driving force of my life ever since I started playing guitar at age 12. From personal experience, I know how beneficial playing music can be for one's well-being, both mentally and physically. I believe that we all have the potential for musical greatness and that working with a teacher is an efficient way to make the process a more enjoyable and productive one.

As a teacher, I believe in catering to each individual student's musical interests and goals, as well as building a strong foundation in technique, theory, and creativity. I aim the make the process of learning a musical instrument as fun as possible while removing any stress and anxiety that may be associated with it.

Musical Education

I have an honors BFA degree in music from York University. I studied classical guitar at York University through private lessons and guitar ensembles. I experienced significant growth as a musician through my rigorous training. I also studied a lot of music theory at York University as well.

Special Skills and Training

I have 6 years of guitar teaching experience. I also have experience teaching beginner-level drums, bass, ukulele, and keyboard. I am also an accomplished songwriter with two full-length albums of original music released.


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).