Timothy - Teacher #3796

- Drumset
- Percussions
- Piano

- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe it is important to not only teach students, but to inspire them. While it is necessary that students engage in the intellectual rigour of music, they must also experience the joy and fulfillment of creating music. As a teacher, my goal is to inspire my students in my own pursuit of musical excellence and encourage them to embark on their own journey as they engage with this beautiful art form.

Each student has individual interests, strengths, weaknesses, aptitudes, and needs. As a music teacher, I alway seek to assess my student's needs and create an approach and environment that helps them to succeed.

Musical Education

• In May 2023, I completed a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music from MacEwan University, majoring in Drum Performance

• Prior to studying at MacEwan University, I completed Grade 10 RCM Piano, including the required Music History and Harmony

• Currently, I am pursuing excellence in music by studying privately with Steve Lyman, a visionary and renowned contemporary jazz drummer based in New York City.

Awards and Distinctions

Recipient of the Victor-Osten Performing Arts Award in Spring 2023

Special Skills and Training

Currently, I am taking private lessons with Steve Lyman, a visionary and renowned contemporary jazz drummer based in New York City. Studying with Steve has significantly improved my facility as a drummer and a musician, and it has greatly influenced how I myself teach students. Not only is Steve an excellent musician, he is also an excellent educator; teaching is a significant part of his brand. Observing how Steve explains concepts, engages with students, and organizes lessons has greatly informed my own approach to teaching music.


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).