Jonathan - Music Teacher # 944

I also think that if you're not having fun while you're learning then the teacher's doing it wrong!

- Jonathan

Information about Jonathan

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is a partnership between the teacher and student. Every student has their own learning style that needs to be explored and catered to.

If one approach isn't working, then we find another that will! I don't believe in giving up on my students or when people say "I'm just not musical." It just means they haven't found the right learning strategy! I want to help you find the learning method that works best for you :)

I try to challenge my students while at the same time having fun during the lesson. I strive to find material that is both challenging and entertaining.

I prefer using things like CD play alongs, music from movies, games, as well as duets to help keep my students engaged with the songs they are learning.

Music is supposed to be fun! :)

I can assist with tests for school in both theory and playing. As well, I also do preparation for playing auditions that you might have for bands or colleges!

I prefer to think of my lessons as "musical hangouts!" We talk, we laugh and we learn!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

General Info

Name: Jonathan (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: Male

BAH Teacher No. : 944


Humber College - Bachelor of Contemporary Music

Special Skills & Training

Theory - I'm able to teach both jazz and classical harmony
Improvisation - Learning to solo and "make it up" as you!
Learning HOW to Practise. Discovering effective ways to practise!
Aural learning - How to learn songs by ear as well as written music!
Saxophone- Tone and instrument fundamentals!
Flute- Tone and instrument fundamentals!

Awards and Distinctions

Member of a Juno Nominated Touring band for the past 5 Years.

3 Time Maple Blues Award winner for Horn Player of the Year.

Graduated with Honours from Humber College with a Bachelor in Music



Rates and Policies

Rates and Studio Policies

Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:

30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

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).


Additional Service(s)

Lessons in Studio

Service Available
- No additional fees for lessons at the teacher's studio.

Lessons in your Home

Service Available
- A charge of $15.00 per teacher visit applies.
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Online Lessons

Service Available
- No additional fees for online lessons.

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