Javier - Teacher #4214

- Composition
- Piano

- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching in my professional career has always been a desire of mine. I want to help as many people as I can because I know the struggle of wandering alone and without guidance.

I strive to be an adaptable teacher. I work hard to personalize students' lesson plans to fit their learning styles and goals. I was diagnosed with ADHD, so I understand how hard it can be to learn in unfavorable conditions.

I like to make lessons entertaining, not dreadful. If something is not working, approach it differently or look for another solution.

As a teacher, I want to nurture the voice of my students, not mine.

Musical Education

I recently graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Piano under the guidance of Dr. Magdalena von Eccher. I started playing piano in university and worked hard to catch up. I challenged courses in summer terms and practiced a lot to get to where I am today.

Awards and Distinctions

UPEI Scholarships:

Making It Possible Bursaries | 2023
Academic Excellence Awards | 2020-2023
UPEI Music Society Awards | 2022
D.A. Murchison Memorial Award in Music | 2021, 2022
Florence Simmons Music Award | 2021, 2022
Roderick Stirling MacDonald Scholarship | 2021
Sisters of St. Martha of PEI Music Prize | 2021
UPEI Reesor Music Scholarship | 2020, 2021
Stan & Helen Buell Music Award | 2020
Mary O. Kinch Music Prize | 2020
International Entrance Awards | 2019-2020

UPEI Distinctions:

Faculty of Arts Dean's Honours List | 2021-2023

Special Skills and Training

I did not study composition at University, but I have been composing music for video games for over four years at a professional level. I have been composing music for almost 10 years now. Furthermore, I had a few lessons with Prof. Glen Montgomery and my current mentor is Dr. Gavin Fraser. Because of my experience as a composer and over 14 years of music making, I have had to learn a lot about music theory and can teach beginners and advanced beginners comfortably.


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).