Arky - BAH Teacher #4100

“Arky is a talented and inspiring music teacher who provides online and in-home piano lessons for students from age 2 to adults. With a Bachelor's of Music from Western University, Arky creates a supportive environment for all skill levels. His expertise extends to Alexander Technique, Composition, and RCM among others. Fluent in Cantonese and English, Arky is ready to guide you in your musical journey, offering lessons that are accessible and enjoyable.”
 - Arky


My teaching philosophy is rooted in creating a supportive and inspiring environment where students can explore music and develop their skills at their own pace. I believe that music should be accessible to everyone, and I strive to make my lessons engaging and enjoyable for students of all ages and skill levels.

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

Age: 27

Gender: male

I currently possess a Bachelor's of Music from Western University. My principal teacher includes Tina Yanchus, who is formerly a honorary musician from The Juilliard School of Performaning Arts.

Yip's Music Festival 2015 - Grade 9 - 1st Place

I remember listening to my mother sing in an operatic style throughout the house during my early childhood. This drove an interest in musical arts at an early age, and I aim to create a positive and encouraging learning experience, where students feel motivated to explore new genres and styles. I also have experience in Post-Production Audio, which mixes and masters audio for commercial production.



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

Arky is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Arky 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.