“Man Kiu, a dedicated piano teacher based in Montreal, offers enriching lessons to students aged 5 and up, tailoring her approach to nurture individuality and independence. With her expertise shaped by extensive training under eminent pianists and a rich educational background, including full scholarships and accolades in prestigious competitions, Man Kiu strives to inspire her students to find their unique artistic voices. Lessons are available online and at her studio, ensuring flexible learning environments.”
- Man Kiu
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I believe that every student is unique, and my role as a teacher is to nurture their individuality while guiding them on their musical journey. My approach involves teaching them how to become independent learners and fostering their curiosity about music. Ultimately, I aim for my students to discover their own artistic voices and excel as musicians. My teaching philosophy is influenced by my own piano training under world-renowned pianists, various music pedagogies, and my research into teaching theories.
Name: Man Kiu (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am a full-scholarship recipient in the Master in Music(interpretation) program at Université de Montréal and currently studying with Profs. Jean Saulnier and Charles Richard-Hamelin. I received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Music (Performance Concentration) from Hong Kong Baptist University with First-class honors in 2020, where I studied piano with Dr. Cherry Chit-Lai Tsang and Dr. Yoonie Han; I also studied harpsichord with Prof. David YS Chung.
My accomplishments include First prize in the Asia Pacific Outstanding Youth Piano Competition, Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Youth Piano International Competition, Singapore Zhongsin International Music Competition, Hong Kong International Youth Performance Arts Festival, and Purcell International Competition for Young Pianists; Second prize in Hong Kong Open Music Competition and Fifth prize in Hong Kong International Music Competition. I am also a scholarship recipient of the Denise Angers Fund Scholarship and the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme in 2021, the HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship in 2019, and HKBU Music’s Honour Roll: Honour Students Recital Awards.
I am an artist-in-residence in Porto Pianofest 2022. I have also been selected as one of the active participants in Gijón International Piano Festival, International Keyboard Festival (IKIF) in New York and Music Fest Perugia in Italy. I have performed in master classes with Barry Snyder, Boaz Sharon, Daniel Epstein, Eric Fung, Eleanor Wong, Jura Margulis, Leslie Howard, Massimiliano Ferrati, Massimo Folliero, Michael Shinn, Natalia Trull, Slawomir Dobrzanski and many other world-renowned pianists and pedagogues.
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).
Man Kiu 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.
Man Kiu's Studio Location
Man Kiu 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.