Richard - Teacher #940

- Baritone-Euphonium
- Trombone

- English

Teaching Philosophy

As a retired principal trombonist and university professor I have much to share with my students.

The fundamentals of playing the trombone and euphonium are basic and most important. Proper control of the embouchure and breathing are critical in successfully mastering these instruments. Using the right kind of exercises, etudes and solo repertoire (all based on the ability and experience of the student) will point the individual in the right direction. Learning to read music in a number of different clefs is important depending on the student's background the types of playing (orchestral, brass band, jazz) the student desire to perform. Also, owning an instrument in good playing condition is important.

Awards and Distinctions

Professor Emeritus, University of Regina
Professor of Trombone, Euphonium and Music Theory 1975 - 2009
Principal Trombone, Regina Symphony 1975 - 2009
Principal Trombone, Atlantic Symphony (Halifax, NS) 1968 - 1975
Lead Trombone, Charlottetown Summer Music Festival 1968 - 1975
Head, Dept. of Music, Uni. of Regina 1978-84 ; 1993-96
Chair of the ITA Research Committee 1990-1994

Special Skills and Training

I also play euphonium, bass trumpet and alto trombone


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).