“I want your piano journey to be not only enriching but also genuinely useful in your life.”
- Stella Pei-Hsuan
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I take great pride in creating a friendly and enjoyable learning environment tailored to your specific reasons for taking piano lessons. While my focus is primarily on classical music, I love incorporating elements of pop music, Disney cartoons, Broadway musicals, or seasonal classics into the lessons to keep things exciting and engaging. My teaching approach aims to provide you with both a solid technical foundation and a lasting passion for the piano. I want your piano journey to be not only enriching but also genuinely useful in your life. My ultimate goal is to ensure that your piano playing becomes beneficial to you emotionally, socially, or even financially. Emotionally, I hope your piano playing becomes a source of emotional release and mental calm, contributing to your overall well-being and mental health. Socially, I want it to be a fun and enjoyable activity that you can share with friends and loved ones at social gatherings, creating lasting memories through music. And, on a practical level, I hope you recognize the value of your piano skills, as they can potentially open up opportunities for you in the professional world. Whether you choose to pursue music professionally or simply enjoy it as a lifelong hobby, I am here to support and guide you every step of the way. Let's embark on this musical journey together, where your piano playing becomes not only a skill but also a meaningful part of your life's experiences.
Name: Stella Pei-Hsuan (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I hold the ARCT Teaching Diploma and ARCT Performer's Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. My journey as a piano teacher was shaped under the guidance of the renowned Edward Parker, an esteemed piano teacher in Burnaby. His exceptional teaching methods have also nurtured the talents of his nephews and son, who are now celebrated concert pianists known as "The Three Parkers" in Canada. My passion for piano ignited at the age of 5 when I embarked on my musical journey under the Yamaha system in Taiwan. Upon immigrating to Canada during my early teens, I transitioned to the prestigious RCM curriculum. During my formative years, my parents weren't always present, but I was fortunate to have Mrs. Parker's wife, who served as my Performance teacher, as a nurturing music parent. Her guidance and support played a crucial role in shaping my musical development.
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
Stella Pei-Hsuan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Stella Pei-Hsuan 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.