“I am an experienced violinist and I hold a doctoral degree in violin performance major, and a violin pedagogy minor.”
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I am an experienced violinist and I hold doctoral degree in violin performance major, and a violin pedagogy minor. Throughout my career and studies, I have established myself as a versatile performer and educator, and I have extensive experience teaching privately and overseeing orchestral and chamber music. I can help students at any level to improve their skills, posture, right and left hand techniques, basics, pro tips, fingerings/bowings. You can prepare your violin exams, auditions or concerts with me. Imagination and creativity are the seeds of music, and I do believe talent is not inborn, but has to be created and developed.
Name: Shuchen (Full name will be provided upon registration)
University of Cincinnati- Doctor of Musical Arts.
As performer, I released a CD album that includes common violin excerpts with the goal of helping musicians auditioning for orchestras. Each of the forty excerpts recorded on the CD includes a detailed explanation of the particular elements that audition committees look for in the performance.
I was a contract member in the Lima Symphony Orchestra Ohio Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra until I moved to Canada in April 2022, and as a section violin player at following professional symphony orchestras: West Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Huntington Symphony Orchestra; Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; Butler Philharmonic Orchestra; Muncie Symphony Orchestra; Columbus Opera; Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. I also hold the role of concertmaster and soloist in Bluffton Chamber Orchestra, with whom I performed the 124th -126th Messiah concert and the Chamber Choral Concert and Bach concert.
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).
Shuchen 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.
Shuchen's Studio Location
Shuchen 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.