“I am here to ensure that your musical journey is nothing short of joyful.”
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The first step in the world of music and violin learning is cultivating a genuine passion for the art, and I am here to ensure that your musical journey is nothing short of joyful. We are all inherently wired with a musical sense, from an innate understanding of rhythm to a profound connection with sound. As a music teacher, my primary mission is to nurture and foster this innate musicality within each student. When it comes to violin instruction, mastering the fundamentals serves as the cornerstone for future advanced learning. Therefore, I place significant emphasis on building a strong foundation in the initial stages. Additionally, I tailor my approach to each student's unique strengths and weaknesses, drawing inspiration from teaching methodologies such as Shinozaki, Suzuki, and Orff to ensure an effective and personalized learning experience. I understand that learning an instrument can be a challenging journey, often accompanied by moments of frustration. That's why, alongside rigorous instruction, I offer unwavering support and empathetic understanding to empower my students to consistently pursue their musical and violin-learning aspirations.
Name: Sally (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020. During my university education, I have enrolled in several music courses, including introduction to music and music appreciation. I have learned violin privately since I was 8 years old. My teachers were classically trained, and the training I underwent was rigorous and detailed. Apart from violin learning, I was also trained to be a violinist in orchestra and strings quartet, which has enhanced my performing skills.
I have attained a performance level in both ABRSM and Trinity, and the below are the skills that I am experienced: - Violin playing techniques - Orchestra playing techniques - Performing skills
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
Sally is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Sally 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.
Sally's Studio Location
Sally offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.