Tian Ai - BAH Teacher #3306

“I ensure that my students enjoy their lessons, where they explore, learn, and express themselves without undue stress and anxiety.”
 - Tian Ai

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Presently this teacher is full or they are unavailable due to a personal or professional commitment. Teachers that have been part of a promotional campaign can fill up quickly.

I believe in cultivating interest in music and art history as the primary goal of music education. I place great importance on acquiring essential skills such as technique, harmony, and ear training, so I can guide my students to use their instruments as a vessel as they navigate the vast world of music. I ensure that my students enjoy their lessons, where they explore, learn, and express themselves without undue stress and anxiety.

Name: Tian Ai (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 26

Gender: female

I have attended the following schools and festivals earning the following degrees: - McGill Unversity - Bachelor of Music Major in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Prof. Marina Mdivani Minor in Psychology, with focus on child development Dean's Honour List, CGPA 3.99/4.00 - Marianopolis College - DEC in Music - Orford Music Festival Masterclass with John Perry, Jimmy Brière, Michel Strauss - Domaine Forget Music Festival Collaborative piano with Yevgeny Sudbin, Chiharu Iinuma

2018-2019: Schulich Scholarship; Student Excellence Award 2019-2020: Bruneau Prize 2020-2021: Paul-Marcel Gélinas and Verna-Marie Parr Gélinas Piano Award

I made my first contact with classical music in ballet classes when I was only three years old. Throughout my years of studying music, I was fortunate enough to have many teachers I respect and admire. They each had their quirks: teacher K liked to tell me brief stories about the pieces he assigned, teacher S sang melodies to the pieces I played, and teacher M and I explored complex human emotions through music. I carried on some of these "features" that made my musical journey so enjoyable, and I aspire to bring the same kind of passion into my teaching career!

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French

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).

Lessons in your home

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

Online lessons

Tian Ai 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.

Tian Ai's Studio Location

Tian Ai 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.

Currently Not Available for Registration

Presently this teacher is full or they are unavailable due to a personal or professional commitment. Teachers that have been part of a promotional campaign can fill up quickly.