Sarah Szu-I - BAH Teacher #2208

“I aim to cultivate independent and critically thinking musicians.”
 - Sarah Szu-I

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As an artist who also teaches, I firmly believe in the uniqueness of each student and their capacity to bring something special to their education. My primary goal is to empower my students to express themselves fully as they embark on their learning journey. Drawing from my experiences as an artist, I understand that during my preparation for performances, I essentially become my own teacher. This reciprocal relationship between my playing and teaching informs my approach, ensuring a symbiotic growth in both areas. I aspire to set an example for my students, demonstrating the interconnectedness of learning and artistic expression throughout our time together. As a teacher, I aim to cultivate independent and critically thinking musicians. My definition of a successful student goes beyond technical proficiency. It also encompasses a deep understanding of a piece's origin, structure, and content, enabling them to artistically communicate its inherent aesthetics in the most profound way. Throughout our lessons, I seek to nurture my students' growth by providing them with a solid technical foundation, instilling good practice habits, and equipping them with a system for learning new pieces that fosters confidence and independence. Moreover, I prioritize developing their listening and problem-solving skills, exposing them to diverse styles of piano literature, and establishing a secure foundation in music theory and history. Every moment of our learning journey together is carefully tailored to cater to the needs and learning style of each individual student. By designing a curriculum centered around their unique modality, I can simultaneously strengthen areas of need while fostering growth and progress.

Name: Sarah Szu-I (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: female

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees; - Pei tei high school in Music (diploma) - National Kaosiung Normal University in Music (Bachelor degree) Major: Piano Minor: Trumpet - Alethia University in Music (Bachelor degree) Major: Piano Minor: Trumpet - Vancouver FIlm School in Visual Arts ( Diploma) From the age of 5, I have dedicated myself to studying the Suzuki method in music, under the guidance of a renowned Japanese master. Additionally, during my time at the University, I delved into the Orff method of music. Music has been my lifelong passion, and it led me to pursue studies at Taiwan's prestigious music academy, where I focused on piano and trumpet as my major and minor. Over the past 20 years, I have continually honed my skills in music theory, ear training, and music history. I have had the privilege of performing and competing at the highest levels in solo, choir, and orchestral settings, showcasing my dedication and commitment to the art of music.

-Cultural Cup Music Competition in Trumpet & Piano (No.2 &3) (Competed with same age and were at the High School in Music)

This is the place for: -Training for RCM examinations -Suzuki, Orff, RCM - Preparing to enter to the ART degree in the University - Performance

English

Mandarin

Taiwanese

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

Sarah Szu-I 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.

Sarah Szu-I's Studio Location

Sarah Szu-I 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.

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