Mengjie - BAH Teacher #2283

“Play the piano with enjoyment and musicality. ”
 - Mengjie


My teaching aims to help students of all ages and levels to develop a comprehensive understanding of music, to establish efficient practicing skills, and to play the piano with enjoyment and musicality.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: University of Toronto - Doctor of Musical Art in Piano Performance; McGill University - Master of Music in Piano Performance; McGill University - Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.

**Scholarship: Orford Artistic Residency Scholarship 2021; Burgos International Music Festival Fellowship 2019; University of Toronto Fellowship 2015-2019; Orford Summer Academy 2014; McGill Zoya Solod Memorial Scholarship 2012. **Awards: Burgos International Music Festival Competition, 2nd Prize 2019; Quebec Music Educators’ Association Music Festival 2006 (17 years old and under, 1st Prize and 16 years old and under, 1st Prize); World Piano Competition, Junior Group 9, 3rd Prize 2005.

**I have worked in the following places: Orford Musique (Summer 2021), University of Toronto Piano Performance (2015-2018)-as Teacher Assistant, University of Toronto Piano Pedagogy Program (2015-2019) as Piano Teacher, McGill Music Conservatory (2013-2015) as piano Teacher, Académie de Ste-Dorothée as piano teacher (2008-2013). **I have attended the following artistic residencies and festivals: Artistic Residency Orford Musique, Canada; Burgos International Music Festival, Spain; Académie d’été Orford, Canada; International Music Workshop and Festival, Germany; MusicAlp Courchevel, France; Mozarteum International Summer Academy, Austria.





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

Mengjie 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.