Adam - Teacher #611

Instruments:
- Piano
- Oboe

Services:
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

The world of music has room for everybody. Studying music is a fantastic way to build confidence, develop discipline and discover a new level of expression for yourself. Music has always been a essential element in my life and I am excited about sharing the foundations of music with others, in a positive, respectful and encouraging manner. Whether you are looking to prepare for RCM exams, brush up on your skills, supplement a highschool band program or take your first steps into the music world, I will tailor your lessons to your unique musical goals and your individual style of learning. By incorporating all elements of music into lessons, I strive to create good foundations in musicianship for all the students I teach. With solid musical 'roots,' you can branch out in any direction you like within the endlessly diverse and exciting world of music-making.

Musical Education

Masters Degree in Oboe Performance
Bachelor Degree in Oboe Performance

Awards and Distinctions

- Freelance oboist and accompanist in Toronto area: performances with the National Ballet Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, Niagara Symphony, Ontario Philharmonic and Thunder Bay Symphony.
- Richard Colburn Scholarship winner (California Institute of the Arts), British Columbia Arts Counci grant recipient.
- Extensive work accompanying singers and woodwind instrumentalists.
- Artist Educator for the Canadian Opera Company.

Special Skills and Training

Baroque music specialty - Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, CalArts Baroque program Broadway accompaniment - extensive work with a variety of cabaret artists in the GTA.

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).