“There are so many great things happened in my music journey, and I feel privileged to bring the joy and achievement to my fellow students.”
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I've been playing the piano for over 30 years, and the decision by my parents to enroll me in piano lessons was the greatest gift they could have given me. This enduring skill and passion not only gave me the opportunity to perform in front of audiences, thereby boosting my confidence, but also to appreciate the finer things in life. The discipline involved in learning music—thinking before acting, problem-solving, and coping with stress—has shaped me into a thoughtful, patient, and considerate individual. My music teachers have been long-term mentors, and some of my best friendships were formed through music! There have been countless beautiful experiences on my musical journey, and I consider it a privilege to share the joy and fulfillment music offers with my students. There are so many great things happened in my music journey, and I feel privileged to bring the joy and achievement to my fellow students.
Name: Bernadette (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: - University of Bristol, U.K. -Master of Arts (Music Composition for Film and Television) - The Chinese University of Hong Kong- Bachelor of Arts (Music) - Trinity College London - Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL Diploma) in Piano Recital - The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) - G.8 My principal piano teachers included Charles Fok, XiGuang Cui and Francis Mo.
Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding dedication, motivation and inspiring teaching from Medici International Music Competition
I've been immersed in the world of piano since my early childhood, enthralled by the extraordinary lives and works of composers like Beethoven and Mozart. Their stories sparked in me a desire to compose, leading me to study music theory, harmony, and composition. Being both a composer and a pianist has enhanced my ability to analyze and interpret the intent behind composers' works. This deeper understanding allows me to thoughtfully and musically craft the piano pieces I play.
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
Bernadette is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Bernadette 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.