Casey - BAH Teacher #4177

“Casey is a dedicated violin teacher, providing lessons for students from age 3 to adults, based in Markham. Fluent in both English and Cantonese, he brings a wealth of experience, starting violin at three and piano at five, reaching RCM Level 10 in violin. With a background in singing and opera, and current music studies at the University of Guelph, Casey offers a well-rounded musical education. His teaching philosophy emphasizes individualized learning plans, ensuring lessons are enjoyable and fulfilling, focusing equally on technique, musicality, and expression. Casey offers lessons online, at his studio, or in the comfort of your home.”
 - Casey

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As a teacher, I prioritize engaging my students by tailoring lesson plans to their individual needs and interests. I firmly believe that learning music should never feel like a chore; instead, it should be a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. While I emphasize the importance of technique, I also stress that musicality and expression are equally vital components of creating beautiful music. My approach focuses on fostering a supportive and encouraging environment where students can explore their creativity while developing their skills as violinists.

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

Age: 18

Gender: male

I began playing the violin at three years old and the piano at five. I've reached RCM Level 10 in violin and am currently working towards an ARCT diploma. Additionally, I have a background in singing and opera. Currently, I'm taking some music theory and history at the University of Guelph. I've been involved in choirs and orchestras, and I served as the assistant concertmaster in the Mooredale Youth Orchestra.

- First Place in the North York Music Festival - Kiwanis Music Festival Scholarship - ORMTA Scholarship - First Place in the Yip's Music Festival

I have engaged in numerous music festivals and competitions, including the North York Music Festival and the Kiwanis Music Festival. Additionally, I have acquainted myself with the Suzuki Method and have taken part in the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association Instrumental Competition. While my musical education primarily stemmed from private instruction, I have also gained valuable experience collaborating and performing within group settings.

Cantonese

English

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

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

Online lessons

Casey 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.

Casey's Studio Location

Casey 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.

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