Huimei - BAH Teacher #3664

“Huimei holds an Honours B. Mus in Music Education from Western University, specializing in violin performance. With extensive training since the age of five, including rigorous study at prestigious institutions in Mexico and Canada, she offers comprehensive instruction in violin, music theory, history, and more at her studio, online, and in students' homes. Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese, she tailors her approach to each student's needs, emphasizing a holistic integration of technique and emotion in music. Huimei's commitment to excellence and her background in educational psychology ensure a nurturing and effective learning experience for students of all ages and levels. Book an interview now.”
 - Huimei

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Music is an act of balancing meticulous technique and extreme emotional expression. The art of learning how to play music is to learn how to integrate every part of your mind and body into a single action performed on your instrument. To develop as a musician means to make the habits of "proper" technique a natural part of one's body, and create with one's own understanding of music with that technique as if it was a brush to an artist. I hold myself and my students to rigorous standards of music making, but I never force practicing music on my students as a chore, so ultimately it is up to the student, and possibly parents, what they get out of my lessons. Adults students can always expect a level of respect that they deserve being my equal or senior in age. I do not believe there is a right way to practice music, there is a way that makes you better more efficiently, but ultimately, the right way is what motivates the player to make more music.

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

Age: 23

Gender: female

I have a Honours B. Mus in Music Education from Western University, with violin being the instrument I majored in. Though my degree is in music education, I took nearly all the performance classes that would qualify me for a performance degree, so I am highly specialized in musical performance as well. I studied violin since the age of five, and picked up piano at the age of twelve. My violin teachers were classically trained, one in Sichuan Conservatory in China, and one a professor of Western University. I went through all the grades of the RCM before I entered university, so I have a firm grasp of its requirements and demands. My piano teacher is from a prominant musical family in Beijing, and has performed internationally with many national orchestras. I was actively a part of Western's orchestra, and has performed in various gigs in London during my undergrad, and after graduating.

I started my classical training since five, and has spent the rest of my life bettering my understanding and ability to perform. My career aspirations lie in the educational field, and I am currently pursueing a Bachelor of Education on top of my Bachelor of Music, so I have extensive understanding of educational practices, music or otherwise, and educational psychology. These theories have supported me in my own teaching to be more adaptable to the student, and become more flexible when observing how my students choose to grow. I am also trained in theory and solfege, which are both incredible tools for a beginner student to understand the mechanics of musical theory and composition.

English

Mandarin

Taiwanese

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

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

Online lessons

Huimei 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.

Huimei's Studio Location

Huimei 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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