“I always have a solution to help guide my students without giving them too much pressure.”
- Hon Yu (Richard)
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I wish to be able to use music to bring joy, hope, inspiration and ultimately happiness to every living creature in the world. After years of development on the piano, I realised that music is now an important part of my soul, as vital as breathing and makes up my DNA. I cannot survive without it. There was like a hole in my soul, it was a feeling similar to losing someone important. Music became a part of me. I believe it is impossible to get rid of. I have experience and have grown up. I have decided to share what I know and what I like with my students as well as my audiences. I always have a solution to help guide my students without giving them too much pressure. I believe I will be able to teach them well as well as let them enjoy the beautiful music!
Name: Hon Yu (Richard) (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I'm currently studying in the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music (Ontario). As a full scholarship recipient, I'm currently enrolling in the Bachelor of Music (Performance, Honors). I began to play piano since when I was in the age of five. I migrated to Australia at the end of my primary school. All the teachers I have studied with were very well trained in playing techniques and have a great understanding with classical music. My teachers were trained in Russia, Germany, Austria, United States and Britain. My current teacher (John Perry) in the Royal Conservatory of Music is considered as one of the greatest teacher and pianist alive.
- NSW HSC Music Performance Encore Nominations (2020) - Knox Grammar School The Best Solo Music Performer Award (2020) - 2016 Sydney Eisteddfod 19th Century Piano (15/under) Winner Award - 2016 Sydney Eisteddfod Chopin Piano (17/under) Third Place - 2012“Pearl River · Caesar Castle” National Youth Competition Second Place (Fujian Province) - 2012 “Golden Sunflower” Cup National Youth Competition First Place (FujianProvince) - 2011 Steinway Youth Piano Competition Third Place (Fujian Province) - 2011 “Pearl River · Caesar Castle” National Youth Competition Second Place (Fujian Province) - 2022 Wideman International Piano Competition Semi-finalist - Invite to take part in 2023 Aarhus International Piano Competition
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).
Hon Yu (Richard) 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.
Hon Yu (Richard)'s Studio Location
Hon Yu (Richard) 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.