“Music, with its character-building essence, holds the key to success. ”
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Teaching is a remarkable journey filled with love and inspiration. What drives me as an educator is the opportunity to share my passion for music and guide others in discovering its significance. Teaching children is a joy, as classes become vibrant and enjoyable experiences. Similarly, with adults, it's a mutual learning adventure where I embrace a holistic approach, delving into composers' histories and the philosophical essence of music. Teaching is my avenue for continued learning, allowing me to honor the wisdom imparted by my mentors and role models. As I pass on this knowledge, I find joy in helping students cultivate confidence, creativity, discipline, concentration, critical thinking, and collaboration – qualities that flourish through performances. Teaching music is more than a vocation; it's a means to earn, contribute to society, forge connections, share my passion, and learn in return. Music, with its character-building essence, holds the key to success. Guiding students along this enriching path is my core teaching philosophy.
Name: Emily (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: - Royal Conservatory of Music - ARCT Diploma - Attending York University for their BFA music program - Trained with world renown pianists, York Professors, U of T music graduates, and a former RCM judicator - Studied with international online piano teachers from Europe, China, and America - Educated to a professional level in Jazz piano, classical piano, World music, improvisational piano, and pop. - Actively pursuing mastery in pedagogy and business aspects of music - Enrolled in BFA music program at York University - Taking piano lessons at WMMS and associated as a teacher - Aspiring to graduate from York University's music program by 2025 - Aims to attend a music conservatory and establish a music and arts school
All awards and certificates of achievements can be found on my Linked In here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-li-pedagogy/
- Musical family background on both sides - Inspired by brother to learn music - Started formal music education at age 5 - Achieved ARCT level piano in high school - Continued improving piano skills and credentials - Explored composition, improvisation, and various musical genres - Self-taught in multiple instruments during youth - Collaborated with local music schools in GTA - Familiarity with teaching methods like Suzuki and Hal Leonard series - Aspiring to pursue RCM training in other instruments - Skilled in clarinet, ukulele, voice, harp, classical guitar, and guzheng - 22 years of piano experience - 18 years of formal musical training - 15 years of musical theory training and composition experience
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
Emily is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Emily 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.
Emily's Studio Location
Emily 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.