Robi - Teacher #576

- Clarinet
- Composition
- Flute
- Saxophone

- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Solfege

- English

Teaching Philosophy

It is important that my students have a firm understanding of the basic concepts and foundations of music under their belt. What is the importance of Music Theory? What controls the sound on a saxophone, flute, clarinet? My role as an instructor is to provide the basic concepts to my students. I will open the door for my students to seek to a new musical world undiscovered!

You can see their eyes light up and their confidence grow as they finally grasp musical concepts and the smile on their face as they finally complete their first recital, composition, or theory exam.

Each student has different needs and different learning styles. As a teacher, it is important for me to understand how I can help them best.

Musical Education

I have recently upgraded my certification as a UMTC Elite Educator with Ultimate Music Theory Certification. I have studied with many skilled and talented musicians stemming from jazz and blues music on saxophone with Stan Karp to classical and contemporary music with Dr. Julia Nolan, Dr. Bill Street, and Dr. Charles Stolte.

Edmonton: Bachelor of Music Degree 2005
Edmonton: The Kings University College Concert and Chamber Choirs
Vancouver: Universal Gospel Choir
Vancouver: One Human Family Gospel Choir

Awards and Distinctions

UMT Elite Educator
Ultimate Music Theory Certified
Vancouver Community College - Improvisation studies, Jazz arranging, Latin and Big Band
Kings University - Bachelor of Music 2005
University of Alberta - Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics and Computer Science

Special Skills and Training

I started playing the piano at 7 years old and I never stopped! I moved onto the guitar in grade 5, performing by grade 7, saxophone in grade 8, and the rest is history! I composed, performed, and recorded a track in grade 12, and started gigging before I started my degree program in university. In university I performed and toured with the King's University College Concert and Chamber Choirs. After my degree I moved back to Vancouver and started teaching. Having run a daycare with my wife for over 10 years and having taught music for 20 year I feel I have a better understanding of what a child's needs are when it comes to learning!


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).