“I believe my role is to inspire people who love music to realize their potential. ”
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I believe everyone is a musician who needs a spark of awakening. As a veteran educator, I believe my role is to inspire people who love music to realize their potential. I am not here to deny or reject anyone's skills but to improve them. The most amazing thing about music is that there is no right or wrong, there is only style and personal preferences. And I am here to magnify these styles of yours. My base line is to always create an inclusive and responsive classroom, of course in a safe environment. I enjoy conversations coming back-and-forth. And it is so important for my students to tell me what they prefer, as it is their class, not mine.
Name: Joyce (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold a LTCL Diploma in Singing from the Trinity College London in 2017 when I was 17. And I also attained Grade 8 Piano from ABRSM in 2014. I studied both piano and voice privately since the age of 6 until adulthood. I first trained voice classically but then diverted my skills in musical performances. I was in a formal choir since age 6 until 18 before embarking my journey as a Triple Threat.
Hong Kong School Music Festivals 2009 - 2018: Multiple distinctions, awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
I come from a family with heavy music background. My mother was a conductor in a church and a member of her choir. I grew up listening to different style of music and it became an important piece of the puzzle. Ever since I graduated from university, I have been in the youth music education. I am particularly skilled in music lessons with kids and youth as it has been my main group of students. I include rhythmic activities, ear training games, action songs etc. to engage my students, as well as improving their focus and attention.
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
Joyce is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Joyce 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.