Andrew - Teacher #3774

- Bass Clarinet
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Piano
- Saxophone

- Alexander Technique
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Orff
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Solfege
- Suzuki

- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that everyone has their own personal method of learning that works best for them. This is why I believe some people find it easier to learn certain subjects or have specific teachers/professors. As a teacher, I strive to find this personal method of teaching and bring out a potential of learning in students that they did not realize they had. I always make sure that I wear my heart on my sleeves and create an environment that is comfortable for the students to be open and honest with me as I am with them. This definitely allows us to both find which method of learning and teaching that works for the students.

Musical Education

Growing up, I learned clarinet and piano through the RCM system. By the end of my RCM career, I achieved ARCT in clarinet and Grade 10 in piano. I have received a Bachelor of Music specializing in Music Education from the University of Toronto. In the program, I took every opportunity to learn all about different styles of music, different teaching methods and different instruments all together. I took the ensemble courses of African Drumming and Dancing, Klezmer, Steel Pan, teaching method courses of Dalcroze Eurythmics, Choral Conducting, Jazz Education, and instrument courses of flute, oboe, bassoon, cello, violin, trumpet, percussion, and french horn. In my ensemble courses, I also regularly played the bass clarinet as well as the contra-bass clarinet I thoroughly enjoyed every course and am always looking to learn more about more musical styles, teaching methods and proficiencies in musical instruments. All throughout university, I have also been a part of musical performances such as Cabaret and Beauty and The Beast. Having the knowledge of all of these instruments and musical styles allowed me to excel and help bring everything together.

Awards and Distinctions

In high school, I received the Top Choir Student award. I have also achieved RCM ARCT in Clarinet as well as Grade 10 in piano both with a First Class Honours. In my teaching career, one of my students achieved First Class Honours with Distinction in her RCM Grade 7 exam.

Special Skills and Training

I was raised learning all different kinds of teaching methods. Through the RCM system, my private and public music teachers in school approached music with a combined method approach. My schools introduced me to Kodaly, Orff and rote methods which created a base of solfege and body-music awareness. My private piano and clarinet teachers preferred to teach based off the Suzuki method and sent me to many recitals and competitions to prepare for RCM examinations. Throughout university, I found that I was able to refine it further and grasp a full understanding behind the practice and application behind each teaching method. I have used them all when teaching and am very confident in demonstrating these practices for my students. I found that because I grew up with such a diverse learning background, I am able to see many different perspectives to music that many of my peers were unable to.


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).