Matt - Teacher #3719

- Composition
- Singer-Songwriter
- Voice

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

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

Sharing my passion for music and nurturing the same in others is an integral part of my teaching. I believe that music is an essential part of every person, and it has the potential to create lifelong memories, skills, hobbies and more. I teach a very passion-driven curriculum, where every student learns above all else to love music and to love learning.

I believe in the fundamental importance of vocal technique in the development of vocalists both young and old, ensuring that students take care of their voices and are able to sing without pain or discomfort for their whole lives.

Musical Education

I recently graduated from CapU with a BMus in Jazz Education as a voice major. I've also been through classical training for several years in both piano and voice, as well as jazz training in voice and percussion. I have sung with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions, and have extensive performance experience in both small and large groups.

Special Skills and Training

I studied classical voice under a Finnish opera singer for the better part of my childhood before moving to Vancouver. I have also contributed my voice and songwriting abilities to multiple studio albums recorded in the Okanagan, and my diverse approach to songwriting has helped many budding songwriters feel comfortable in their art form. I have participated in musical theatre productions across Canada, including multiple at CAMMAC in Quebec. I have taught both voice and composition to students from ages 6 to 60+, and I've enjoyed every minute of it!


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).