“My goal is to have students play in the most natural, relaxing way possible while enjoying the instrument.”
- Kuan (Frank)
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In the past, I have prepared students for RCM exams, orchestra auditions, school music classes, amongst others. My teaching philosophy is to have everyone express their artistic ideas through the means of music, without technical barriers. Technique should not become a barrier for musical expression, and I am here to help you achieve your musical ideas to its full potential while having some fun! In the past I have conquered technical challenges, breaking bad habits after hiatus. Compared to other teachers, I have a better understanding of what students typically have trouble with and my goal is to make them play in the most natural, relaxing way possible while enjoying the instrument.
Name: Kuan (Frank) (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended University of Toronto Scarborough with double major in Music and Computer Science. Was concertmaster of String Orchestra for five years. Currently study with UofT Doctorate students and pursuing my RCM ARCT Diploma. Completed Grade 10 Violin as of August 2019. Also substitute for community orchestras (i.e. Cathedral Bluffs) on both regular and last minute basis.
see Musical Education
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
Kuan (Frank) is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Kuan (Frank) 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.
Kuan (Frank)'s Studio Location
Kuan (Frank) offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. After booking an interview the full address will be released to you if needed.