“Giving students the motivation to continue practicing and share what they have learnt through regular performance is vitally important.”
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I want to provide students with the necessary tools to expand their knowledge and enthusiasm, allowing them to fulfill their goals as a musician. I work with students of all ages and abilities towards short term goals, allowing them to quickly build their confidence and enjoy the process of learning the violin. Giving students the motivation to continue practicing and share what they have learnt through regular performance is vitally important.
Name: Anthony (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I Hold a performance Diploma as well as a Teaching Licentiate from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where I studied under Maurice Hasson. During my time at the Royal Academy of Music, I was fortunate to have had lessons from many visiting professors including Maxim Vengerov, Donald Weilerstein and Pamela Frank. After graduating in 2007, I enjoyed a busy performance schedule throughout Europe. I eventually moved to Shanghai, China, where I worked as a Violin professor in two International Schools for 8 years, before being invited to become Concert Master of the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra. After settling in Canada with my family, I now regularly teach students in the Vancouver area of all ages from beginner to advanced.
Diapason d’Or Award, Menuhin International Violin Competition: Chamber Music Prize, Royal Over-Seas League, 1st prize, J&A Beare Bow Prize, Tillett Trust Young Artists Platform, Sir Elton John Music Scholarship Award, Sir John Barbirolli Prize, The Delius Prize, Sir Edward Cooper Prize, Clarence Myerscough Trust Award, Laurin & Arthur Glaze Trust Award, MBF Emily English Award,
Music has always been an incredibly important part of my identity. I grew up in a musical family, my mother being a concert pianist and my brother and I studying violin from an early age. My ambition as an educator is to share the values and skills gained from 30+ years of playing the violin. Many of my students also take ABRSM examinations, as it is an excellent way to build knowledge and incrementally unlock a student's musical potential.
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).
Lessons in your home
Anthony is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Anthony 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.
Anthony's Studio Location
Anthony offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.