Shirley - BAH Teacher #819

About Shirley
Shirley offers piano and bassoon lessons online, in your home, and at her studio. With a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Education from York University, Shirley combines pedagogical expertise with musical proficiency. Her interactive lessons cater to learners aged 3 and above, fostering a love for music through engaging activities and games. Fluent in Cantonese and English, Shirley provides a nurturing environment for students to explore various genres and develop foundational skills. Book an interview now!


Welcome to the world of music, where learning meets FUN! I offer engaging music lessons designed for ages 3 and up, creating an interactive environment filled with games and exciting activities. The focus here is on grasping essential musical concepts and developing performance skills, setting the foundation for future musical success. Each lesson is carefully tailored to accommodate the unique needs and personality of every child, nurturing their curiosity and encouraging exploration across various music genres. And the best part? It's not just for kids – whether you're a child, teenager, adult, or senior, you'll discover that these lessons are interactive, educational, and enjoyable, all while progressing at your own comfortable pace.

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

Age: 30's

Gender: Female

Royal Conservatory of Music - ARCT University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music York University - Bachelor of Education

Steel Pan Orchestral Music ESL Dance Vocal Accompaniment



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

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

Online lessons

Shirley 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.

Shirley's Studio Location

Shirley 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.