Tristan - Teacher #686

- Flute

- Composition
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

I love playing the flute and by teaching I simply want to pass this joy of learning and playing music to my students.

Good musicianship is based on having a solid grasp of the fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, articulation and tone. I teach fundamentals in a fun way, geared towards a student's personal goals, playing level, learning style and interests.

It is incredibly important to make sure that students feel a sense of progress and accomplishment throughout their lessons. By helping the student tackle short term as well as long term goals, a clear sense of accomplishment and progress is assured.

By making lessons and practice an enjoyable experience a student is able to progress and achieve excellence in music as well as develop confidence in their personal abilities.

Musical Education

- Masters Of Music Performance - University of Toronto.
- Bachelor of Music Performance - University of Toronto (minor in Composition)
- Young Artists' Performance Academy ( RCM)

Tristan has performed in masterclasses for many world renowned flautists including, Emmanuel Pahud (Berlin Philharmonic), James Galway (Berlin Philharmonic), Mathieu Dufour (Chicago Symphony), Philippe Bernold, Robert Langevin (New York Philharmonic), Peter Lloyd (London Symphony), Andras Adorjan (Baden-Baden & Munich), Jeffrey Khaner ( Philadelphia Orchestra), William Bennet and Trevor Wye.

Awards and Distinctions

University of Toronto Awards:
2014-15 Arthur Plettner Graduate Fellowships
2010 James Craig Opera Orchestra Award
2009 Percy Faith Award
2009 and 2010 David and Marcia Beach Summer Study Awards
2010 Jean A. Chalmers Award

Orford Arts Center:
2008 CBC Radio Canada Galaxy Award

Special Skills and Training

Tristan is an accomplished flautist who is very active as a performer and freelancer in Toronto. Recently he has performed with groups including The Bicycle Opera Project, (performing at Toronto Summer Music, Stratford Summer Music and the Westben Festival ) , Soundstreams, the Exultate Chamber Singers, Musica Reflecta, as well as world premiers of both Gabriel Prokofiev’s “Flute Trios” and Jonathan Harvey’s “Vajra”. Having minored in composition at U of T he has extensive knowledge of music theory, history and 20th century flute techniques. A further certificate in recording engineering and production gives him extensive knowledge of acoustics and the math and science behind sound and music.


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).