Daniel - Teacher #947

Instruments:
- Classical Guitar
- Composition
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar

Services:
- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

Languages:
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in having a goal when it comes to making music ~ Doing Whatever it Takes. I strive for music that pushes me to develop certain mechanics on the instrument that will further develop my musicianship and take me to the next level, and I share this philosophy with my students through the lessons. A teachers job is not necessarily to give you the answers, but sometimes to encourage you to think and dig for the answer yourself..

Musical Education

Vancouver Community College - Music Performance Diploma

Awards and Distinctions

Playing the main stage for the winter olympics in February 2010.
Having my guitar duo's debut c.d. "Small Talk" featured on C.B.C. Radio.

Special Skills and Training

I am currently working on a book ~ I am rearranging classical piano music for solo or duo classical guitar. Some composers works that I have rearranged are Debussy, Ravel, and Satie, just to name a few. I am looking at possibly next year for publication.

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).