“Jennifer is a dedicated music teacher offering flute, piano, piccolo, and recorder lessons to students from age 4 to adults. Holding a Bachelor of Music, she enriches lessons with her extensive background and awards. Based in Richmond, Jennifer provides flexible learning options including in-home, in-studio, and online lessons. She is fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin, accommodating a diverse range of students.”
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Music is an essential part of life. It can help students of different ages to build discipline. Music learning requires regular practice, and having a goal motivates students to do just that. I always ask my students what they hope to achieve when they learn flute. Most of them have goals like taking music exams, getting prizes in competitions, learning the pieces they love or just purely being passionate about the instrument. I would like to design a teaching plan to lead them to their goals, so that it motivates them to practice every week and reinforce their discipline. Developing students' confidence is another benefit from learning music. I encourage students to participate in exams, competitions and performances, to enhance their mental capabilities to deal with challenging situations. Students are most likely to feel afraid when they are on stage and is the focus of everyone in the audience. While performing, they have to be able to control their fears , to continue even a note is missed, to focus even when all eyes are on them. In conclusion, music contributes majorly in helping a student become confident. In addition, joy is an important element in learning music. I think of ways to help students to enjoy music such as arranging flute ensembles and duets, and accompanying them on the piano to keep learning more interesting. As a music educator, I highly prefer a rewards system accompanied with encouragement instead of punishment. I believe that a positive learning environment can positively affect one’s learning experience. Sometimes students face challenges while learning an instrument. In such cases, I would guide them to first identify their strengths to build-up their confidence. Then I would invite them to brainstorm what they could improve on and then to do so to become the best musician they can be.
Name: Jennifer (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have a Bachelor of Music majoring in flute from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the US, which included piano and theory classes. During the time in university, I studied flute with Dr. John Bailey who was graduated from Indiana University. After I graduated, I went to Hong Kong and became a full-time flute teacher. At the same time, I kept improving my skills and took private flute lesson with Olivier Nowak and Izaskun Erdocia Uranga, the associate flutists of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and flute professors both in The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and Hong Kong Baptist University.
My teaching awards are listed as below: - 2022 Best Teacher Honour Award (International Fringe Music Festival and Competition) - 2021 Gold Prize Tutor Award (Asia Musician Competition) - 2020 Gold Prize Tutor Award (Asia Musician Competition) - 2019 Gold Prize Tutor Award (Asia Musician Competition) - 2017 Music of The Heart Orchestra Experience Scheme (Ma On Shan St.Joseph's Primary School) Here are the academic awards and certificates I have obtained: - 2016 Trinity College London Level 6 Flute Diploma (LTCL) - 2011-2012 Honorable award in Music competition (Augustana University) - 2010-2014 Dean's List - 2009 ABRSM Grade 8 Flute - 2009 61st Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals - Senior Flute Solo Competition winner - 2009 ABRSM Grade 8 Music Theory - 2008 ABRSM Grade 7 Piano - 2008 58th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Grade 6 Piano Solo with Merit
I started my first private flute lesson with Dr. Ka Ying Jennifer Ho from the age of 15 until I passed ABRSM Grade 8 Flute exam when I was 18 years old.
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
Jennifer is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Jennifer 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.
Jennifer's Studio Location
Jennifer 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.