Kaho - BAH Teacher #2056

“My teaching goal is to develop the students’ musicality, technique, and knowledge.”
 - Kaho

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Expressing music is similar to expressing something in words, and yet it is also a means of communication that is its own unique language. When music can make people feel deep emotion, and when it can express images and stories, that is truly beautiful. I feel accomplished when I know that I make people feel an emotional connection to the music that I am performing. As a student majoring in music, I have been working on piano performance, focusing on how I can achieve that emotional communication with my audience in a better way, with a clear understanding of the style of the music, and the art of phrasing and technique. My teaching goal is to develop students’ musicality, technique, and knowledge that enable them to play the piano connecting their emotional communication to music.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies and piano from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. I studied classical piano with Prof. Elena Abend, jazz improvisation and theory with Prof. Curt Hanrahan, and jazz piano and jazz arranging with Louis Cucunato. I also took piano courses and private piano pedagogy sessions with Dr. Margaret Otwell. I performed in piano master classes, juries and other events such as accompanying concerto competitions and woodwind/brass juries. I was also a pianist in the school jazz band, jazz combos and substitute pianist for the youth jazz band.

I had jazz piano lessons outside school with Mark Davis, who is an author of “Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method”, which opened up more varieties of ways to approach playing jazz and jazz education. I also experienced accompanying for Suzuki String group classes. That experience let me observe more ways to approach music teaching. Volunteering for kids summer language school classes also opened more ideas about how to communicate with kids. It connected up the language teaching and music teaching. If we can provide materials and atmosphere that they can enjoy learning, as language sticks into their ears and bodies and so does music. It strengthen my idea of fun music lessons even more.

English

Japanese

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

Kaho 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.

Kaho's Studio Location

Kaho 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.

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