Teruko - BAH Teacher #3386

About Teruko
Teruko brings a diverse musical background to her teaching, with experience in piano, composition, and music theory. With degrees from Nihon University College of Art Music and achievements such as winning the President's award for music composition, Teruko is well-equipped to guide students of all ages and levels. Her philosophy emphasizes the joy of playing the piano and the freedom of expression through music. Offering online lessons and instruction from her studio, Teruko provides a supportive and enriching learning environment for her students.

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I believe in sharing the pure joy of playing the piano, the satisfaction of reaching personal goals, and the freedom to express oneself through music. This is the foundation of my teaching philosophy.

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

Age: 40's

Gender: female

I have been fortunate to attend two exceptional schools and earn significant achievements in my musical education. First, I completed my Bachelor's degree in Musical Composition at Nihon University College of Art Music. This experience provided me with a solid foundation in composition and expanded my understanding of music theory. Additionally, I pursued my studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music, where I achieved practical Grade 8 in piano performance, advanced rudiments in RCM theory, and obtained a Grade 5 certification from Yamaha Piano. These educational milestones have enriched my musical knowledge and equipped me with the necessary skills to excel as a musician.

President's award of music composition in university

My music journy began with Electone(Electronic Organ)at the age of four when I was enrolled in Junior Music Course at Yamaha Music School. Mainly I learned the basic skills and ensemble techniques there. After I switched to learn piano from Electone, I participated and won in Tokyo and National music contest when I was 7yrs. I became interested in Two Japanese famous composers, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi's works when I played accompaniment for a high school chorus competition and made a clear decision to go on to a Music University, then I started to study under the university professor to learn the basic of music composition for 2years before enrolling to the university. I hold bachelor degree from Nihon University College of Art, music composition couse in Japan where I won the president's award when I was graduated. In 2012, I moved to Canada and began teaching in Yamaha Music School in Ottawa. In 2015, I started to open own piano school at home and still going now. I have been helping all age and levels students for piano and music theory for 10 years and all of my students scored First Class Honors or above from Royal Conservatory of Music exam so far.

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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

Teruko 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.

Teruko's Studio Location

Teruko 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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