Kelly - BAH Teacher #4151

“Kelly is a passionate piano instructor offering lessons for students aged 4 and up. She offers online lessons, ensuring accessibility for students everywhere. With a focus on individual student needs and a commitment to nurturing their love for music, Kelly builds solid musical foundations. She is classically trained, holding an ARCT Diploma, and has over three years of teaching experience. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Kelly is versatile and adaptable, making her an excellent choice for a wide range of students. Whether at home or online, Kelly's services are a click away.”
 - Kelly

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As a piano teacher, I believe that genuine passion for music is, above all, the most important quality for any student. My approach to teaching not only aims to build a strong technical foundation, but also to nurture creativity and connection to music. My goal is always to foster a positive and comfortable learning environment where students are encouraged to make mistakes and actively learn from them. With years of teaching experience, I am skilled at recognizing each student’s individual needs and tailoring lessons to fit their unique learning style, helping them develop the discipline and dedication needed to achieve their full potential. Whether it is picking up a new hobby or earning RCM diplomas, I am here to help you build the confidence and skills necessary to achieve your goals as a pianist.

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

Age: 18

Gender: female

Having been classically trained in piano from the age of five, I achieved my ARCT diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) at fourteen. I have completed all RCM practical and music theory levels. Throughout the years, I have won several outstanding awards in local piano competitions, including the Richmond Music Festival and Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival. In 2018, I was invited to accompany the Vancouver Spirit Orchestra to perform at Disneyland and join their tour in LA.

I have over three years of teaching experience. When I was eleven, I started assisting my piano teacher with his students as a fun hobby. At the time, I was advancing piano levels very quickly, moving further ahead than my peers and even older students. I started off by correcting the students’ techniques in piano scales and musical pieces. As I honed my skills as a teacher, I eventually started working alongside my piano teacher to teach students ages 5-15 and help them pass RCM levels 5-10. As a teacher, I selected musical pieces, taught students high level techniques, and assisted them in the required ear training and sight reading. These years of teaching have taught me how to effectively engage and communicate with students of all ages, inspiring them to develop consistency in practicing and perseverance when faced with challenges along the way. I understand the importance of empathy, dedication, and kindness in a good teacher; I believe that my experience has shaped me into someone who possesses all these qualities, and who goes above and beyond for every student.

English

Mandarin

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

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

Online lessons

Kelly 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.

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