“One of my biggest personal goals is to be able to develop individuality, creativity and virtuosity in the students I teach.”
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Actively performing piano for 15 years and as an experienced teacher travelling from Australia to Canada, one of my biggest personal goals is to be able to develop individuality, creativity and virtuosity in the students I teach. Various components of my CENTRAL teaching philosophy include the focus on both musical and technical aspect of music making >> 1. TECHNIQUE FOCUS: exercises that focuses on finger movement, finger pressure, wrist movement, and arm pressure that helps with producing vibrant sounds in performances >> 2. MUSICAL FOCUS: helping students achieve individualistic understanding of the emotional aspect of music and dig it a little deeper- such as interpretative phrasing, understanding the backgrounds and context of the piece before weaving it into a story of its own. /// I loved being able to pass on and share my passion for music with students of all ages. To me, music education became such an inspiring part of my musical journey to not only share knowledge with all of my students, and at the same time, developing and redefining my own role as a musician at the very same time. If my own artistic language makes the audience feel the emotion I intend to deliver, it will bring a smile to my face.
Name: Adella (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Trained in classical piano from the age of 6, I studied under the tutelage of Sun Yun at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music for four years before moving to Australia. In my 10 years of stay in Australia, I studied privately under Margaret Hair. I was enrolled into Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and have also studied with Clemens Leske. Now having travelled from Australia to Canada in the pursuit of newer opportunities, I am completing my Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. As a full time recipient of the Liliane Szenteleky - de Kresz Scholarship and the Ron Bresler and Erin Donohue Scholarship, I am now studying with John Perry and David Louie.
Having won numerous distinction prizes from the Greater Sydney Eisteddfods, I have since remained active in numerous collaborative engagements. In 2017 and 2019, I participated in the Sydney International KAWAI Piano Masterclass Festival, studying with and performing for Robert McDonald and John Perry. Having won the Sydney Conservatorium Concerto Competition in 2020, I made my debut as a soloist in 2022 with the Penrith Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Paul Terracini. In 2023, I was both an alumni and a performer at the Orford Musique Academie and the International Holland Music Sessions in the Netherlands.
Aside from teaching piano performance and practise methods, I am also very open to provide theory tutoring services. I hold a Grade 6 Distinction Award in the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) theory syllabus, and are happy to teach beginner to intermediate level theory in both ONLINE and private lesson formats:)
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).
Adella can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.
Adella's Studio Location
Adella offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.