Man Yin - BAH Teacher #2800

“Man Yin is a dedicated violin instructor who emphasizes building a strong foundation for her students, enabling them to create music with ease and self-expression. With degrees in Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and experience on stages worldwide, she is well-equipped to guide students of all ages. Man Yin offers online and in-home lessons, focusing on tailored, enjoyable learning experiences that align with her students' unique talents and interests. She prepares students for violin exams, fostering an environment for exploration and growth as 21st-century artists.”
 - Man Yin


As a violin teacher, my ultimate aim is to lay a strong and stable foundation for my students, empowering them to revel in the freedom of creating music with ease and genuine self-expression. I take great care in designing lessons that are not only enriching but also enjoyable, tailoring them to align with my students' unique interests and talents. While preparing my students for violin exams is essential, I firmly believe in fostering an environment that encourages exploration, experimentation, and self-discovery as emerging artists in the vibrant landscape of the 21st century. By instilling a love for music and nurturing their artistic voices, I aspire to guide my students on a fulfilling and lifelong musical journey.

Name: Man Yin (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 25

Gender: female

I am a proud graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where I earned my Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance with honors (Dean's list, GPA 3.95). During my time there, I had the privilege of studying classical violin with esteemed musicians like Mr. Peter Winograd (1st violinist of the American String Quartet) and Ms. Sheryl Staples (Associate Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic). Additionally, I had the opportunity to learn orchestra excerpts from Lisa Kim (Associate Principal, Second Violin of the New York Philharmonic) and explore the world of jazz violin with the talented Regina Carter. The invaluable guidance from these exceptional teachers has shaped me into the musician I am today.

Musicus Society Young Artist Auditions- Honorable Mentions- Jul 2020 Scholar of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme- Hong Kong Education Bureau · Aug 2017 ESF Chairman’s Award for Excellence- The English Schools Foundation · May 2017 Renaissance College Full Music Scholarship- Renaissance College · Aug 2014 Finalist of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld 1st International String Competition- Jan 2013 Dean's List- Manhattan School of Music 2017-2021

Throughout my musical journey, I've been incredibly fortunate to perform on prestigious stages across Asia, Europe, and North America. As an orchestral musician, I've had the honor of playing alongside members of esteemed ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Under the baton of legendary conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, Robert Spano, Vasily Petrenko, and Hugh Wolff, I've had the privilege of creating memorable musical experiences. In my pursuit of musical excellence, I've collaborated with remarkable soloists, including Stefan Jackiw, Alisa Weilerstein, Yefim Bronfman, Daniil Trifonov, Gil Shaham, Zlatomir Fung, James Ehnes, and Augustin Hadelich, among others. In 2021, I was deeply honored to be a fellowship recipient at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, where I had the invaluable opportunity to study under the guidance of the renowned violin pedagogue Paul Kantor, who is on the faculty of The Royal Conservatory of Music and Rice University. Additionally, in 2020, I received an honorable mention in the Young Artist Audition of Musicus Society, further inspiring my passion for music. As an experienced teacher, I take great pride in my students' achievements, with many of them excelling in their ABRSM exams and securing positions in youth orchestras and competitions. My teaching journey has led me to local and international schools in Hong Kong, where I am well-versed in preparing students for the IGCSE, IB, and RCM exams. Before making my mark in Canada and the United States, I held the prestigious position of concertmaster in the Asian Youth Orchestra-Hong Kong Music Summer Orchestra and served as both soloist and concertmaster of the ESF Orchestra. My dedication to music has been recognized with scholarships at Renaissance College, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and I was humbled to be awarded the ESF Chairman's Award for Excellence. Music has been my guiding light, and I am eager to share my passion and expertise with students on their own musical journeys.




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

Man Yin is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Man Yin 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.