Home music studio located in the Barrhaven neighbourhood of Ottawa.
Accepting new students of all ages and skill levels!
Contact me for more details.
Tristan takes a goal oriented approach with his students, encouraging musical exploration and
a focus on the specific areas of music that interest each individual student. His students have
successfully completed Royal Conservatory of Music exams, competed in local music festivals,
been awarded scholarships to summer music camps, participated in regional honour bands,
and been accepted to university music programs across the country.
See below for a list of Tristan's music studio policies.
Available lessons include piano lessons, brass lessons
(trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba), and music theory lessons.
Lessons are offered with the option of 30 minute or 60 minute weekly time slots.
Bi-weekly lessons, 45-minute lessons, and no-commitment trial lessons may be arranged
depending on scheduling availability.
Regular Weekly Classes (minimum 1-month commitment)
30 minutes - $30
45 minutes - $45
60 minutes - $55
30 minutes - $45 each
45 minutes - $60 each
60 minutes - $70 each
Fees are charged monthly and are to be paid in advance by cash, cheque, or e-transfer on or before the first of each month. There is an annual registration fee of $25/student (or $40/family if multiple students are enrolled) billed at the start of the school year in September or upon registration if beginning lessons mid-year. Lesson fees do not include the cost of lesson books. After an appropriate level has been determined, you will be asked to pick up the required books.
48 hours' notice is required to cancel or reschedule a lesson for any non-emergency. Emergencies such as sudden and severe illness or injury, family emergency, etc. will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Students are expected to attend at least 50% of all regularly scheduled lessons in a month in order to keep their reserved time slot. Should Tristan have to cancel a lesson, a make-up lesson will be scheduled or credit will be applied towards the following month.
Please arrive punctually. Extra time will not be given for late arrivals.
Ceasing lessons altogether requires a minimum of 7 days' notice before the first of the next month. If fewer than 7 days' notice is given, fees for the following month will still be charged and due on the first.
Students are required to have their own instrument at home or access to an instrument for the purpose of regular practice. It is recommended that students be practicing 15-30 minutes a day, 5 days a week in order to see steady progress. Older/more advanced students may be required to practice more.
HEALTH & SAFETY:
In order to minimize the spread of germs, and given extra care and emphasis due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the following policies have been implemented: while young students are not required to be vaccinated against Covid-19, it is asked that parents wishing to sit in during the lesson be fully vaccinated. Hand sanitizer will be provided by the entrance and required of students/parents arriving for their lesson and high-contact surfaces will be cleaned regularly with disinfectant. Masks are no longer a hard and fast requirement, however they are still strongly encouraged. If you have recently been sick, regardless of the severity of the illness, please do not come for a lesson as it risks transferring germs to others. As detailed above, lessons may be rescheduled or credit carried forward for lessons cancelled due to sickness.