“In my lessons, I will be teaching you how to play pieces with relaxed body and easier gestures.
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Music is an attitude; Pianists are athletes. Not only is playing music a performing art, but it is also a sport. Performing music reflects who you are; while practising piano is a way to let us know more about our inner-selves and bodies, such as how forces are generated from your legs, the back, upper arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands, fingers through fingertips and finally to the keys of the keyboard. Through playing the piano, everyone can find their own ways to express themselves.
In my lessons, I will be teaching you how to play pieces with a relaxed body and easier gestures. Furthermore, I employ assorted practising methods for different challenges that you encountered, both technically and musically.
Name: Hong (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) with the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music. During the period of study, I participated in various fields of music such as piano performing, singing in choirs, piano accompanying and composing. I have obtained the Associate Diploma in
Recital in Piano (ATCL) with Distinction from Trinity College London and Grade 8 Theory of Music from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).
I have been teaching piano, music theory and participating in piano accompaniment since 2007. During the 16 years, I have gained plenty of experiences and skills for teaching students, ranging from 4-year-old kids to adults, both face-to-face and online. Besides teaching piano, I have been involved in piano accompaniment for instrumental exams, exam recordings, schools music festivals, ballet graded exams held by Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and pop music gigs.
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
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.