Jef - Teacher #555

Instruments:
- Flute

Services:
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

My objective when teaching is to teach you beyond just playing the notes, but the story you can tell with them.

Musical Education

York University - Bachelor of Music
Humber College - Jazz Studies Diploma

Awards and Distinctions

iTunes Top 100 Soul/R&B, 2021
Jazziz Magazine #1 on "Top 5 Inside Tracks” chart, 2020
1.45 million YouTube plays

Special Skills and Training

Hi! I'm here to teach you how to play pop music and how to play in collaboration with others whether it's on stage or in your backyard. I'm great with keeping interest in kids, but also have experience with adults. Here is a little biographical information on me: I am an Amazon best-selling and iTunes Top 100 charting artist transforming the flute from a background instrument to a serious soul voice in R&B and hip-hop. My goal, even from an early age, was to create a distinct and instantly identifiable flute sound with enough presence to command attention—just like an R&B singer’s voice. My cover of Warren G‘s “Regulate” was featured in XXL Magazine’s “20 Covers of Hip-Hop Songs Using Instruments.” And my cover of Kanye West‘s “Slow Jamz” in Mashable’s “14 Bizzarly Awesome Rap Cover Videos.” Over my two decades as a professional musician, I have built what would be considered an impressive online following for any independent artist. My YouTube channel has exceeded 1.5 million views. For a solo flute player it’s unprecedented. My professionally produced discography includes two full albums, an EP, and eight stand-alone singles. My 2020 EP was touted by popular music critique site Divide and Conquer as “a blend of sounds that creates a soundscape that listeners can easily get lost in. Not merely an instrumental album, Jazzy AF sees the artist mixing genres and creating a new sound. Kearns’ command of the instrument is unmistakable.” The release also hit #1 chart position on renowned Jazziz Magazine’s listener-voted new release chart “Inside Track.”

Rates

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

Policies


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).