Music making can unleash the hidden power that we are not aware of, the ability to coordinate bodily movement, breathing and hearing gives us feeling of control and orderliness. ”
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Music making can unleash the hidden power that we are not aware of, the ability to coordinate bodily movement, breathing and hearing gives us feeling of control and orderliness. However the most fascinating part is the resonance in music that connected us to other people, more aware of our surroundings and feeling the unity with universe. Before all this happened, is the journey in acquiring the skills of music making, like learning piano,. It is best starting at young age, therefore I created a series of lessons named PIanoGym. it catered to young kids from age 4 and up, they will learn the basic of piano playing in fun and interactive way, the course last about a year and my students usually attempt the RCM practical exam after that. From my experience, students gain confidence and pride after each exams they took, this kind of structural learning makes it clear to both parents and child the progress they have made. most importantly it ensures the progress that take them closer to the goal of attaining the ultimate joy in music making.
Name: Brenda (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attend to the following schools earning the following degrees: -City University of Hong Kong - Master of social science in psychology -University of Western Ontario - Master of music in Piano Performance - University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance My principle teacher in U of T is Boris Lysenko, ex chair person of Leningrad music conservatory piano department Ronald Turini, one of the five students of Valdmir Horowitz, is my principle teacher at Western
I am most comfortable teaching in my own studio. There are two pianos standing side by side so that me and my students can play simultaneously and more efficient in music making. The two pianos setting enable us to do concerto pieces and music written for two pianos, therefore enlarging the repertoires perferences.
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).
Brenda 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.
Brenda's Studio Location
Brenda 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.