Helen - BAH Teacher #2581

“Music is a deeply personal and expressive form of communication.”
 - Helen

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Music is a deeply personal and expressive form of communication. As a pianist, I understand the significance of conveying emotions and one's true self through music. The journey of self-expression is a key aspect of learning and mastering an instrument. My teaching approach centers around encouraging students to not only master technical skills but also to tap into their emotional depths, allowing them to express themselves genuinely through their music. I find it important to guide students in understanding the emotional nuances of each piece they play, helping them bridge the gap between technical prowess and heartfelt expression. I acknowledge the guidance and aspirations of my parents. They inspire me to apply the lessons learned from playing the piano to a professional career. While I agree with their emphasis on finding a secure path, I believe a fulfilling professional career goes beyond mere security. I am driven by the aspiration to discover a career that not only provides stability but also resonates with me on a deeper level – a career that evokes the same natural joy and fulfillment that I experience through my connection with music.

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

Age: 22

Gender: female

I have completed my RCM 10 and am preparing my ARCT exam.

- Demonstrated rapid learning ability in picking up musical concepts, as acknowledged by multiple piano instructors. - Committed persistence led to successfully performing a challenging piece, "Nocturne" by Chopin, at a Chinese New Year celebration in front of an audience of 200. - Developed an acute sense of interpreting music, especially in the technically demanding segments that coincide with emotional intensity.

English

Mandarin

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

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

Online lessons

Helen 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.

Helen's Studio Location

Helen 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.

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