Meilin - BAH Teacher #2588

“When I teach, I focus on fundamental skills combined with games and theory.”
 - Meilin

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I believe that music is a language. It is a language that connects each other and yourself. Learning a new language is hard, but also fun. That's why when I teach, I focus more on fundamental skills combined with games and theory. When the foundation is steady, you can play all sorts of music. Besides the fundamental training, I also focus on the characters of music. Is it emotional? Is it telling a story? Music is not just playing from the score. In my lessons, we will discuss the sound of music. How to play it to make it more fun? How to perform it so that my audience knows what do I mean when I am playing? These are the questions that I want to take about in my lessons.

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

Age: 26

Gender: female

I studied music from the age of five. Started with piano and cello. I went to The Music Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music to study percussion while studying piano, chamber music, orchestral music, and music theory at the same time. I continued the professional music training in my undergraduate study, and just got my Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Toronto. I also took courses and received training in Orff method, which gave me experiences with teaching for children.

English
Mandarin

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

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

Online lessons

Meilin 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.

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