Maki - BAH Teacher #3238

“Maki offers online lessons in piano, violin, and viola. With a Master of Music degree and a Bachelor of Music with Distinction from the University of Victoria, she brings over 20 years of experience to her teaching. Fluent in English and Japanese, Maki caters to students of all ages and musical tastes, from classical to pop, folk, rock, and anime songs. Her teaching philosophy focuses on nurturing students' love for music while helping them develop lifelong relationships with their instruments. Book an interview with Maki for engaging and personalized music lessons tailored to your goals.”
 - Maki


I have experience working with students of various ages - from 5 years old to 70 years old! I accomodate with each student’s musical taste when it comes to choosing repertoire and happy to assist with technical challenges in order for students to enjoy their music making more. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to nourish students’ love for music and help them develop life-long relationships with their instruments.

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

Age: 28

Gender: female

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: University of Victoria - Master of Music University of Victoria - Bachelor of Music with Distinction Camosun College - Diploma in Music My principal teachers included Joanna Hood of Lafayette String Quartet and Michael van der Sloot

Competition Awards The first place in the Collegiate Division of Progressive Musicians Online Classics Competition based in Las Vegas, USA (2020) Shared first prize at Young Musicians Competition 2019 at Friends of Chamber Music in Vancouver, Canada (2019) Shared first prize at the regional solo Bach competition in Victoria, Canada (2018)

I have more than 20 years of training in playing violin, viola, and piano. I am classically trained; however, many of my previous students enjoyed learning various musical genres such as pop, folk, rock, and anime songs.



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).

Online lessons

Maki 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.