“I believe the enjoyment of music making and appreciation shall be the No. 1 priority for my students in order to enjoy playing the clarinet. ”
- Ka Hei
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I believe the enjoyment of music making and appreciation shall be the No. 1 priority for my students in order to enjoy playing the clarinet. The lessons will be well-balanced between the focus of developing technical ability and cultivating musicality, along with a joyous atmosphere to keep the students engaged in lessons. I believe that through the learning journey of music, my students can build up their critical thinking and problem-solving skills which will benefit their future in every field of study and career. Willing to switch between languages in lessons for students to understand guidance clearly.
Name: Ka Hei (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools and received the following degrees: - Manhattan School of Music - Master of Music, studies with Charles Neidich - The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Art (Music), studies with Andrew Simon Currently studies at McGill University for Graduate Diploma in Performance, studying with Todd Cope. Studied with masters including Pierre Pichler, Ayako Oshima, Andrew Marriner, Harri Maki.
- Winner of Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition 2022 - 1st Prize Winner of Charleston International Music Competition 2022 - 1st Prize Winner of International Music Competition London “Grand Prize Virtuoso” - 3rd Place of Buffet Crampon Asia Pacific Clarinet Competition 2018
- Academist of Korea National Symphony Orchestra - Fellow of National Orchestra Institute + Festival - FTCL certificate from Trinity College London at the age of 16 - Experience in teaching ABRSM performance exam and music theory exam
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
Ka Hei is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Ka Hei 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.