Matthieu - Teacher #964

- Bass Clarinet
- Clarinet

- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English
- French

Teaching Philosophy

As a clarinet teacher, I am dedicated to the student in front of me. According to his or her personnal needs I will adapt my teachings, this is on a one on one basis in each case! On teaching the instrument, I develop good technique and good musicality. Having a solid technique is important to learn the very language of the music one wants to play, wether it's classical or jazz music. If needed, we will do musical theory to help understand this process of learning. I ask my students to listen to a lot of music for phrasing purposes and ear training of course! Also, I try to stress having good sight-reading capacities for it will be eazier and faster to discover new material to learn. Finally, I try to shear my passion for the instrument, this has to be fun for the student!

Musical Education

Concordia University - Bachelor of Jazz Studies

Awards and Distinctions

Concordia University: Garnet Menger Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement. (2010)
Concordia University: Charles Ellison-Stanley Al�ong Award for Jazz Studies in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement. (2011)
Geneva: "Concour des Radios publiques de langue francophone" (CRPLF) First Prize in the jazz category. (France, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland.) (1996)
Montreal International Jazz Festival: Du-Maurier Jazz Contest, First Prize with The Normand Guilbeault Ensemble. (1994)


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).