Justin - BAH Teacher #3650

About Justin
Justin, with a Master's in Violin Performance from McGill University and a Bachelor's in Music from Indiana University Bloomington, has extensive experience performing in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall and winning awards such as a coveted violin section position with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec. Fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin, he offers engaging lessons in piano, violin, dictation, ear training, music theory, solfege, and the Suzuki method. Justin's philosophy centers on perpetuating knowledge and inspiring learning, fostering a supportive and flexible environment for students to flourish. Whether online, in your home, or at his studio, Justin's passion for music shines through in every lesson. Book an interview now.


"Teach by example and encourage to practice." My goal as a teacher is to perpetuate knowledge and inspire learning; more specifically, as a violin teacher, I introduce students to various techniques and repertoire to help them develop a unique voice. Being euphoric, passionate, and driven are essential elements of successful learning at any age, and I can ensure that all my students will learn without undue stress and frustration. I believe the best lessons are conducted in a flexible manner of instruction and responsive to the unique environment of a given class (whether online or in-person). I am cognizant of students' individual experiences and temperaments in hopes of developing their strengths and ameliorating their weaknesses. I believe every student, regardless of background or age, can develop and improve their ability to listen to music, understand the mechanism of the violin, and interpret a piece of music independently with proper guidance. Most importantly, the body of a musician is tantamount to that of an athlete; before playing your instrument, it is vital to perform an exhaustive warm-up to support the specific musculature required in the development of violin playing.

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

Age: 27

Gender: male

- McGill University - Masters of Music (Primary Teacher - Axel Strauss, Violaine Melancon, Andre Roy) - Indiana University Bloomington - Bachelor of Music / Minor Business Finance Hello, My name is Justin Li, and I have a Masters's in Violin Performance from McGill University, a Bachelors's in Music, and a Minor in Business Finance from Indiana University at Bloomington. I studied both piano and violin from the age of six. My teachers were all professional musicians performing internationally, some of which include (Axel Strauss, Grigory Kaliovsky, Simin Ganatra (Pacifica Quartet), and others). In addition to my studies, I have also performed in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall (New York), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Maison Symphonique (Montreal), Roy Thompson Hall (Toronto), Hong Kong Cultural Center, and Pollack Hall (McGill University), etc. In the last year of my Master's studies at McGill, I won a coveted violin section position with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec. I also had the opportunity to do recordings with Steve Epstein (a grammy winning sound engineer). I look forward to sharing my expertise with you and passing on what I have learned throughout my life experience and college life.

Won a Violin section position with Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec Finalist at McGill Chamber Music Competition Illinois Wesleyan Concert Competition winner FOOSA Concerto Competition (runner up) 2014, 2015 Hong Kong Youth International Music Competition (2nd Runner Up) National Outstanding String Orchestra Award

Attended: New York String Orchestra Seminar McGill International String Quartet Academy Orford Musique Musical Chairs International Chamber Music Academy Chautauqua Music Festival




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

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

Online lessons

Justin 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.

Justin's Studio Location

Justin offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.