Zachariah - Teacher #3738

- Classical Guitar
- Composition
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Singer-Songwriter

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music has been at the core of my development as a person. It has taught me discipline, confidence, patience, and more. Above all else it has taught me the joy that can be found in honing an art form that holds so much emotion. My goal as an educator is to introduce the joy that can be found in music, and to help students find and hone their unique musical voice. I teach my students how to build the mental and physical dexterity required to effectively use their instrument as a way to express themselves through music.

Musical Education

I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program at MacEwan University, majoring in music composition. I have studied guitar privately with many teachers since I was eight years old, and continue to take private lessons to further my education. I have experience with a wide variety of styles including Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Classical music. I have been performing professionally since I was 16 years old in multiple rock bands as well as other ensembles.

Special Skills and Training

I began studying guitar at eight years old. Since that time I’ve studied with dozens of teachers, and have developed my skills beyond guitar and found interest in a multitude of musical fields of study. I have studied jazz with some of the finest jazz musicians in Canada. I have developed my skills as a rock musician through years of gigging Edmontons rock scene. More recently, I have developed my skills as an Oud player, and have studied the intricacies of Middle Eastern and North African music with Doctor of Ethnomusicology, Ahmed Al-badr. All of these performance studies have also heavily influenced my work as a composer.


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).