Peter - BAH Teacher #4278

About Peter
Peter offers piano lessons for students ages 4 and up, in English and Mandarin. With a Bachelor's of Music from the University of Toronto and ARCT certification from RCM, Peter emphasizes holistic musical education, including form, technique, diverse styles, and composition. He provides lessons online, in-studio, and in your home in Newmarket. Peter also teaches composition, ear training, music history, advanced music theory, and various RCM subjects.


My teaching philosophy is that the best musician is a holistic one. That means in addition to being able to read music, they can also have the proper form and technique, play in diverse styles, and even compose and improvise if they choose to. The enjoyment of music can be more fulfilling this way. I structure my lessons to embody this principle, starting with physical and technical warmups, going into in depth repertoire, and ending the lesson with fun and creative activities.

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

Age: 28

Gender: male

I have an honours Bachelor's of Music from the University of Toronto, which included classes in advanced musical composition and performance. I studied privately with a concert pianist as a student there. I have completed RCM certification to the highest level of ARCT and lerned advanced performance and theory.

I started composing music when I was 12 years old, and have not stopped since. I believe that composition can express one's soul, if they really pour their heart and soul into it. Music is really the universal language - as Beethoven once said: "Music speaks when words fail."



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

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

Online lessons

Peter 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.

Peter's Studio Location

Peter offers lessons from his studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.