Gordon - BAH Teacher #2862

“Gordon, a dedicated piano instructor from Richmond, welcomes students aged 4 to adults for enriching piano lessons. With his Bachelor's in Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia and accolades like 2nd place in the CMC Canimex Piano Competition (2018), Gordon combines academic excellence with real-world experience. Fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taiwanese, he offers lessons online, at his studio, or in your home. His teaching philosophy centers on leveraging each student's strengths within a positive, supportive environment, encouraging them to explore their musical potential.”
 - Gordon


My teaching philosophy revolves around playing to the student's strengths and fostering a positive learning environment. I believe in recognizing and building upon their individual abilities, creating a supportive space where they can flourish and grow in their musical journey. With a focus on positivity, I aim to inspire and encourage my students to reach new heights in their musical exploration.

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

Age: 26

Gender: male

University of British Columbia - Bachelors of Music Piano Performance

I have won the 2nd place CMC Canimex Piano Competition at 2018 and the National Taiwan Piano competition 3rd place at 2013.

Starting piano lessons at the age of 5, I embraced my teacher's philosophy of encouragement and positivity in every lesson. Throughout my musical journey, I also adopted the teaching approach of my private piano professor at UBC, incorporating their philosophical ways into my own teaching. As a result, I strive to create a supportive and uplifting environment for my students, motivating them to thrive and discover their full potential in the world of music.





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

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

Online lessons

Gordon 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.

Gordon's Studio Location

Gordon 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.