Kelly - BAH Teacher #4137

“Kelly is a dynamic music teacher offering piano and voice lessons to students of all ages, from 2 to adults, at her Toronto studio, in the comfort of your home, or online. Fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin, Kelly's educational background shines through her teaching, ensuring a well-rounded musical experience. Whether you're seeking in-home, in-studio, or online lessons, Kelly's approach is tailored to meet your individual needs, fostering a love for music with each session.”
 - Kelly

BOOK AN INTERVIEW WITH KELLY NOW

As a music teacher, my mission is to ignite a lifelong passion for music in my students. I believe that every individual has the potential to excel in music, and my role is to nurture that potential through patient guidance and tailored instruction. My teaching philosophy revolves around creating a supportive and inspiring environment where students feel empowered to explore and express themselves through music. I understand that every student is unique, with their own learning style and pace. Therefore, I adapt my teaching methods to suit the needs of each individual, ensuring that lessons are engaging, enjoyable, and productive. I strive to foster a sense of curiosity and creativity in my students, encouraging them to take ownership of their musical journey and develop their own artistic voice. Above all, I am committed to instilling confidence and self-belief in my students. I celebrate their achievements, no matter how small, and provide constructive feedback to help them grow and improve. My ultimate goal is not only to teach music skills but also to cultivate a sense of resilience, discipline, and perseverance that will serve my students well beyond the music room.

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

Age: 24

Gender: female

My journey in music education has been rich and diverse, shaped by over a decade of dedication to the piano alongside various other musical pursuits. Beginning with my early experiences as a lead player in the recorder band during secondary school, I quickly developed a deep appreciation for music and its transformative power. These formative years ignited a passion for collaborative music-making that would define my musical path. During my time at the Australian National University, where I pursued my Bachelor of Music degree with a focus on composition for films and games, I delved into the intricacies of music theory and composition. My university education equipped me with a solid theoretical understanding of music while nurturing my creativity and honing my compositional skills. In addition to my academic studies, I actively participated in various musical endeavors, including serving as the conductor of a choir and holding the position of chairman in the music society. These leadership roles not only allowed me to further refine my musical abilities but also taught me valuable lessons in teamwork, communication, and organization. My extensive experience as a pianist, spanning over a decade, serves as the cornerstone of my musical journey. It has provided me with a deep understanding of the instrument and its nuances, enriching my approach to teaching and enabling me to impart valuable insights to my students.

Throughout my musical journey, I have been honored to receive recognition for my dedication and accomplishments. My commitment to musical excellence has been affirmed by the attainment of Grade 6 Piano certification from ABRSM, a testament to my proficiency and skill on the instrument. Additionally, achieving Grade 5 Voice certification from ABRSM highlights my versatile talents and dedication to vocal performance. These certifications not only signify my technical proficiency but also reflect my ongoing commitment to musical growth and development. I am proud to have earned these distinctions, and they serve as a constant reminder of the hard work and dedication that have propelled me forward on my musical path. As I continue to pursue excellence in music education and performance, I carry these awards with gratitude and determination, inspiring both myself and my students to strive for musical excellence in all endeavors.

With over three years of experience teaching beginners and children in piano, singing, and music theory, I have developed a deep understanding of effective teaching strategies and techniques. My background in composition for films and games allows me to offer a unique perspective on music education, incorporating elements of creativity and innovation into my lessons. I am passionate about working with children and derive immense joy from witnessing their progress and development. My enthusiasm for teaching is contagious, and I strive to create a positive and nurturing learning environment where students feel supported and inspired to reach their full potential. In addition to my formal education, I continuously seek opportunities for professional development to enhance my teaching skills and stay abreast of current trends and methodologies in music education. I am dedicated to fostering a love of music in my students and empowering them to become confident and expressive musicians.

Cantonese

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.

Kelly's Studio Location

Kelly 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.

BOOK AN INTERVIEW WITH KELLY NOW