“It is my mission to immerse my students in the wonders of music and impart upon them the ability to appreciate it deeply.”
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As a musician, I firmly believe that the true enjoyment of life comes after learning and understanding music. Music is a constant companion, weaving its way into every aspect of our daily lives. It is my mission to immerse my students in the wonders of music and impart upon them the ability to appreciate it deeply. By doing so, I aim to nurture their growth into more well-rounded and sophisticated individuals, enriched by the beauty and power of music.
Name: Cheng (Full name will be provided upon registration)
At a young age of 7, I was introduced to the hulusi, followed by the saxophone at 9, and then the piano at 10. My early musical journey took place in China, where I received private instruction and achieved a high level of proficiency, reaching level 10 for saxophone and level 8 for piano in the Chinese curriculum. By the age of 11, I had moved to Canada, where I continued my musical pursuits with a piano teacher who was not only a university professor but also the director of examinations for the BCCM. Under her guidance, I was able to complete all requirements for the ARCT (Associate of The Royal Conservatory) by the age of 15. Throughout my musical development, I actively participated in school bands and gained valuable performance experiences within the school community and even abroad. These early experiences have instilled a deep passion for music in me and continue to inspire my journey as a musician and educator.
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
Cheng is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Cheng 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.