Melody - BAH Teacher #3279

About Melody
Melody is a piano instructor offering online lessons in piano and music history. With a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (Honors) from Western University. Melody's philosophy revolves around creating a nurturing and supportive environment for her students to explore their musical potential and achieve their goals. Fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin, she tailors her lessons to accommodate individual learning styles and preferences. Book an interview with Melody for engaging and personalized music instruction online.


As a teacher, my philosophy centers around creating a nurturing and supportive environment for my students. I believe in fostering creativity, growth, and a lifelong love for music. Each student is unique, and I tailor my teaching methods to accommodate their individual learning styles and preferences. Through engaging and personalized lesson plans, I encourage my students to explore their musical potential, discover their unique musical identities, and achieve their goals. Witnessing the transformative power of music in my students' lives brings me immense joy and fulfillment as an educator.

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

Age: 25

Gender: female

I am a recent graduate of Western University's Piano Performance (Honors) program, where I received the Willena Evans Awards in Music and the London Music Scholarship Foundation Endowment awards. Over the years, I have studied under the guidance of accomplished pianists and pedagogues such as Professor Brett Kingsbury, Dr. Megan Chang, and pianist Zitong Wang. Additionally, I have explored various musical avenues, including piano duos with Professor Leslie Kinton, chamber music with Dr. Kyung Kim, and even brief ventures into harpsichord studies with Professor Borys Medicky. This diverse education has provided me with a strong foundation in piano performance and pedagogy. I am excited to further my musical education by pursuing a Masters of Music (Piano) at the University of British Columbia.

Throughout my musical journey, I have been honored with various awards and distinctions. These include being a finalist in the Vancouver International Music Competition in 2021 and receiving the Young Artist Award in the 2017 Canada International Music Competition (CIMC-MOMA). I have also achieved notable placements in renowned music festivals such as the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, where I received first place several times, and the Kiwanis Festival. In 2022, I was a recipient of scholarships such as the Willena Evans Awards in Music and the London Music Scholarship Foundation Endowment Awards during my time at Western University.

In addition to my musical education, I have had the privilege of receiving opportunities that have further enhanced my skills as a pianist. I was accepted to the Adamant Music School in 2019, where I performed in public masterclasses and participated alongside 23 other talented pianists. I have also been accepted to Orford Musique for the past few years, where I had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses led by highly respected pianists and professors. These experiences have enriched my musical abilities, broadened my perspectives, and deepened my understanding of piano performance.




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

Melody 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.