Jayden - Teacher #608

- Djembe
- Drumset
- Marimba
- Percussions
- Vibraphone
- Xylophone

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music should be fun, and every effort should be made to ensure that we are enjoying it, even if we are struggling with new concepts. It is important to feel passionate about what we are playing, as this will strengthen the emotion we put into our efforts and also intensify the experience of the audience. I tailor each individual lesson to the students' unique needs, focusing in on things that will inspire them, but also to push them to discover new things.

All students will be taught a variety of instruments and styles, as each new skill will build on the ones already learned. Time in lessons will be spent on developing technique, reading, and rhythms. In addition, there will always be a drive towards refining existing repertoire as well as exploring new repertoire.

Musical Education

Masters of Music, Percussion - University of Western Ontario
Bachelors of Music, General Percussion Studies - University of British Columbia

Awards and Distinctions

2014 Western Graduate Research Scholarship
2013 Society of Graduate Students Travel Subsidy
Don Wright Faculty of Music Travel Grant
2nd place - London Music Scholarship Foundation
2nd place - Maritsa Ateena Brookes Concerto Competition
Western Graduate Research Scholarship

Special Skills and Training

- Selected to be a member of the Band of the Ceremonial Guard (2009-Presnt), Canada's most prestigious military marching ensemble. Promoted to percussion section leader in 2011. The group parades daily through July and August on Parliament Hill. - Performed with numerous theatre groups, rock and jazz ensembles, wind bands, orchestras, and other groups.


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).