Bryan - BAH Teacher #2955

About Bryan
Bryan, a passionate music educator with a Bachelor of Science in Music Theory and Literature, offers online and in-home piano lessons tailored to students of all ages. With a diverse background in classical piano, choir, violin, percussion, and music theory, Bryan inspires students to experience life more fully through music. Fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin, he specializes in advanced music theory, harmony, composition, and RCM preparation. Bryan's teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of music in everyone's life, aiming to inspire and guide students to understand and create music with passion and skill. Book an interview with Bryan now to embark on your musical journey with enthusiasm and expertise.

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I believe music deserves a special place in everyone's life. It is my mission as a teacher to inspire students, regardless of age, to experience life more fully through the process of understanding music and making music.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I attended Southern Adventist University and earned my Bachelor of Science in Music Theory and Literature. I started my piano journey at age of 13 and stepped into the classical world in high school, Fountainview Academy. Involved with Choir, learned the violin, and joined the high school orchestra. Took percussion lessons in college to join the Wind Symphony.

As a child, I learned to listen for harmonies in recordings, and replicate the result on the piano. Jianpu, a musical notation that was and still is popular in China, was all I had access to for a long time. I was able, quite naturally, to apply what I learned from listening to the Jianpu sheet music, and played them on the piano for people to sing in church. Soon later I was also able to find the best appropriate harmonies for melodies just by looking at the Jianpu, without listening to the original recordings. Searching for better harmonies to express myself has been one of my favorite hobbies. I discovered my passion for teaching music in college and later spent 2+ years teaching one on one music lessons at a music school in Thailand.

Cantonese

English

Mandarin

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

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

Online lessons

Bryan 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.

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