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‘Interest is the best teacher’. More than five years’ study of Vocal Music at both Brandon University and Western University has increased my knowledge of music performance. With a solid foundation for vocal music and music theory, I am now eager to consolidate gain more working opportunities to help more students find their interests in music.
Name: Chong (Full name will be provided upon registration)
Brandon University School of Music - Bachelor of Music Western University Don Wright Faculty of Music- Master of Music (2020-2022)
2021.07 Won the first prize in the 9th Vocal International Vocal open competition 2021.06 Won the 11th in Anhui province of the Voice of China 2021 Western Graduate Research Scholarship, Western university 2020 Western Graduate Research Scholarship, Western university 2019 Patricia A. Coleman Scholarship in Music awarded by School of Music, Brandon University Lillian E. Bain Memorial Scholarship in Voice awarded by School of Music, Brandon University Won first place in Vocal Trophy Class PV 1352 and V 1380 in Brandon Festival of the Arts and was invited to the Vocal Awards Night Placed on Dean’s Honor List 2018 Patricia A. Coleman Scholarship in Music awarded by School of Music, Brandon University Lillian E. Bain Memorial Scholarship in Voice awarded by School of Music, Brandon University Won first place in Vocal Trophy Class PMZ 7703 in Brandon Festival of the Arts and was invited to the Vocal Awards Night Placed on Dean’s Honor List 2017 Brandon University International Undergraduate Student Scholarships Patricia A. Coleman Scholarship in Music awarded by School of Music, Brandon University Lillian E. Bain Memorial Scholarship in Voice awarded by School of Music, Brandon University 2016 Placed on Dean’s Honor List
I have been exposed to music since childhood. My mother likes singing. Under her influence, I developed an interest in vocal music and learned to play the piano and flute at an early age. My school life was rich and colourful, and I often joined in various art performing festivals, recitals and operas. Every time I sang or danced, I felt that I loved the stage and hoped to have more performance chances. After I got degrees in universities, the education and performance experience enriched me both as a performer and teacher. I am passionate to work as a music teacher and a singer in my future life.
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).
Chong 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.
Chong's Studio Location
Chong 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.