Joyce - BAH Teacher #2987

“Joyce, an accomplished violinist and music educator, offers online lessons in violin and beginner-intermediate music theory. With degrees from Bard College and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, including a Master's in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies, Joyce brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her teaching. Fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin, she caters to diverse learners. Having served as concertmaster for various orchestras and earned prestigious awards, including the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme, Joyce is committed to nurturing her students' musical growth. Book an interview now.”
 - Joyce


Music makes me content and it keeps my life exciting. Looking back at my childhood, I am very grateful that I get to learn the violin from a young age. After all these years of studies, I discovered that fundamentals, creativity, and enthusiasm are essential for rapid improvements. I am fortunate enough to have nurtured by experienced teachers through my learning years, and now I would like to share with my students.

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

Age: 28

Gender: female

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: Bard College - Master in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies, 2019-2022; Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - Master of Music, 2017-2019; The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Arts in Music, 2013-2017

I am most grateful for the following awards and scholarships: Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme, 2017; Hong Kong Bauhinia Cup String Competition Violin Open Class, Champion, 2014; 7th HK Students Open Music Competition Western Instrument Scholarship, 2014; Dr. T H Yip Memorial Scholarship of E&R Foundation, 2014

I am currently a violinist in Sinfonia Toronto. In the past, I served as concertmaster for the following orchestras: The Orchestra Now, 2019-2022; Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, 2016-2017; CUHK (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Chung Chi Orchestra, 2014-2017; Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong, 2010-2013. During my school years, I earned the following certifications: Fellowship of Trinity College London - Violin, 2015; ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) Grade 8 Piano, 2014; ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) Grade 8 Theory of Music, 2012; DipABRSM (Diploma of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) Violin, 2009. In addition, I had the opportunity to participate in the following music festivals: Pacific Music Festival, 2022; Bard Music Festival, 2020-2021; Walnut Hill Music Festival, 2016; Asian Youth Orchestra, 2015




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).

Online lessons

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.