“The most important aspect of teaching for me is to help my student form a strong bond with music. ”
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The most important aspect of teaching for me is to help my student form a strong bond with music. I believe that music can be witnessed in the most mundane and the most exciting settings of life. Hearing the music that just exists all around us, especially as a drummer, hearing the rhythms of everyday life, is pretty cool. I believe that jazz music has, more than most other genres, the potential for one to truly express themselves. Through improvisation, through creating little melodic lines with the limited amount of drums at one's disposal, some very beautiful stories can be told. I have a passion for sharing my knowledge and experience to anyone who'd take the time.
Name: Kunyao (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have played drums since I was 4 years old. I studied jazz drumming under Jesse Cahill for 5 years at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's school of music. I had the pleasure of being invited to play drums for several different occasions with different VSO ensembles, including a very fun medley of West Side Story done by one of the top student string ensembles.
I have been performing jazz drumming professionally for over 8 years. I've played in a multitude of settings, from a little corner in a small restaurant to playing on the stage of the Roxy, to playing on the Jumbotron at Rogers Arena, playing as a member of the Canuck's drumline. All of these opportunities were invaluable teaching experiences to me, not only in drumming, but in how to be a performer, and how to be a good band leader/member.
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
Kunyao is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Kunyao 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.
Kunyao's Studio Location
Kunyao offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.