“My aim is to foster a structured and encouraging atmosphere where students not only appreciate the beauty of music but also excel in achieving their desired musical goals.”
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My educational philosophy is grounded in the fundamental belief that every individual possesses untapped potential to develop their musical abilities, whether they seek music for leisure or embark on a serious academic pursuit within the field. The moment when students begin composing their own music is particularly rewarding to me. I find deep satisfaction in witnessing their progress and celebrating each milestone they accomplish. My aim is to foster a structured and encouraging atmosphere where students not only appreciate the beauty of music but also excel in achieving their desired musical goals.
Name: Rasika (Full name will be provided upon registration)
My musical education as below - Second Honors in Bachelor of Education (Major in Music Education) from Chulalongkorn University - Master of Music Studies (Major Performance and Teaching) at University of Melbourne, Australia - Advance Diploma in Music (Commercial) Composition at Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Melbourne, Australia. ABRSM: Grade 8 passed with Distinction (Top Scorer year 2013) ABRSM: Grade 5 Passed with Distinction Trinity College of Music: ATCL YAMAHA : JTTC
- 3rd place in Piano Competition of YAMAHA Thailand - 1st place in Piano Competition of Kitarin music school for 3 years - Top Scorer of Grade 8 Practical exam of ABRSM in Thailand year 2013 - Distinction of Grade 5 Music Theory of ABRSM
I started teaching piano at YAMAHA Music school since I was 15 , and passed Associate of Trinity College of Music certificate and gained Distinction of music theory grade 5 of Trinity College of Music when I was 17. For teaching qualification, I’ve passed Yamaha JMC teaching qualification (JTTC) along with the Certificate of Piano Grade 7 of Yamaha Music Foundation, including The Associate of Trinity College of Music, London when I was 18 years old, in my 2nd year of university. I started teaching JMC (Junior Music Course which designed for 4-6 years old student) course in YAMAHA for 7 years ( 1997-1999 / 2001-2004).After I graduated master’s degree from Melbourne University in 2000, I came back to Thailand and was invited to be a lecturer of Music History and early childhood music class at the Music department of the Naval School and Plengprasidde Primary School respectively. I’ve also started teaching private and group lessons, as well as participating in many music camps in International Academy of Music ( MIFA ) During 2001-2004, I got accepted as a part-time lecturer in the Education faculty of Chulalongkorn University, teaching Music appreciation and Music history. I went back to further my music education in Advance Diploma in composition in 2004-2005 at Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Melbourne, Australia. In 2005, I started teaching privately at the Opus One Music School along with top 3 international schools in Thailand
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).
Rasika 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.