Hong - BAH Teacher #3578

“Hong, a dedicated teacher, offers comprehensive instruction in piano, composition, counterpoint, ear training, harmony, and advanced music theory. With a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music from Hong Kong Baptist University and over 16 years of teaching experience, fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin, he provides personalized lessons tailored to address technical and musical challenges, emphasizing relaxed body and efficient techniques. Hong is available for both online lessons and in-home instruction, ensuring flexibility and accessibility for students. Book an interview with Hong now.”
 - Hong

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To me, music is not just an art form; it's an attitude. I view pianists as athletes, and playing music is not only about performance but also a form of athleticism. It reflects who you are. Practising the piano is a journey that unveils insights into our bodies, from generating forces through our legs, back, upper arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands, and fingers to the keys of the keyboard. Through piano playing, everyone can discover unique ways to express themselves.

In my lessons, I prioritise teaching you how to play pieces with a relaxed body and efficient techniques. I tailor my teaching methods to address various technical and musical challenges you may encounter.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: male

Hello, I'm Hong! I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). During my time at HKBU, I immersed myself in various musical pursuits, including piano performance, choir singing, piano accompaniment, and composition. I have earned the Associate Diploma in Recital in Piano (ATCL) with Distinction from Trinity College London and attained Grade 8 in Music Theory from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

With over 16 years of experience, I have been dedicated to teaching piano and music theory, both in-person and online. My students have ranged from 4-year-old beginners to adults. In addition to piano instruction, I have provided piano accompaniment services for instrumental exams, exam recordings, school music festivals, ballet graded exams by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and pop music performances.

Cantonese

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

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

Online lessons

Hong 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.

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