Stefan - Teacher #3739

- Classical Guitar
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar

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

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that learning music is like learning a language. I like to teach my students that the guitar is a vehicle for communicating musical ideas, but the ideas, whether scripted or improvised, come from the musician. You can be a fantastic guitarist without necessarily being a fantastic musician, or vice-versa. I aim to teach my students to be both guitarists and musicians.

Learning music is truly a joy when the goals are precise and set realistically with a good pace. I balance my teaching between guitar techniques and theory/ear training so that my students can develop their musicality and the necessary technique to express their ideas. Of course, if my student is very comfortable with one or the other, I will put more emphasis on the lacking areas.

Musical Education

I have attended the following schools with these degrees:

-Vanier College in Professional Songwriting Techniques, Jazz Guitar (Graduated 2017 with Honour Roll)
-Bachelor's at McGill University in Jazz Pefrormance, Electric Guitar (Graduated 2021)

-Currently studying Music Education at McGill University

Special Skills and Training

I have spent the first few years of my musical journey learning the guitar by myself and composing songs with my friends in high school. My skills as a musician flourished in college under the mentorship of my private guitar instructor. Since 2015, I have done many gigs throughout Laval and Montreal which taught me a lot about the business and work ethics of being a musician, notably the Montreal Jazz Festival with the Vanier College Big Band.


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).