“My students not only learn to play, but also gain a profound connection to the art of music, ensuring a well-rounded musical education that nurtures their joyful creativity and lifelong passion.”
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My approach to piano instruction extends beyond technical proficiency. I believe in nurturing a deep appreciation for music, teaching students to understand the stories and emotions woven within each piece. Through my guidance, students not only learn to play, but also gain a profound connection to the art of music, ensuring a well-rounded musical education that nurtures their joyful creativity and lifelong passion.
Name: Kenneth (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College London) in Piano Performance with Distinction. In my youth I studied privately with world-renowned pianist Maestro Liu Shih-Kun (silver medalist of the First Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958, second only to the legendary Van Cliburn who took gold). Under his guidance I performed at festivals and events numerous times.
My passion for music extends well beyond mere playing and teaching - from my considerable collection of classical music recordings (~3,000 CDs…) and sheetmusic I had amassed since my teenage years, to my reviews and discussions of recordings and other music topics on Instagram (@kenxchiu), to transcribing and notating otherwise commercially-not-available virtuosic encore pieces by Vladimir Horowitz, Arcadi Volodos and even Art Tatum!!
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
Kenneth is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Kenneth 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.