“I have been teaching for over six years and make music lessons interesting and inspiring.”
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I started playing piano at age five and flute at age eight. I am currently a fourth-year performance major at the University of Toronto studying with Nora Shulman. I have been in the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2010, and was also in BCMEA BC Honour Ensemble and Surrey Youth Symphony Orchestra. I enjoy playing a variety of styles, from baroque music, classical music to contemporary music. Besides playing the flute, I also play the piccolo and Chinese bamboo flute. I have been teaching for over six years and make music lessons interesting and inspiring. I’m looking forward to meeting you and having some fun lessons with you!
Name: Tina (Full name will be provided upon registration)
University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music (2016)
Entered and won many competitions and festivals (2010 – 1st Price, BC Provincial Festival (Intermediate Woodwinds); 2008-2010, placed in all classes at Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival (nine 1st Prizes, two 2nd Prizes, once 3rd Prize); 2005, placed 2nd at the National round of the Taiwan Music Competition; 2005, placed 1st overall at the municipal level of the Taiwan Music Competition.)
Able to play piano, flute, piccolo, and Chinese bamboo flute. Able to teach piano, flute and piccolo. Able to teach in English and Mandarin. Familiar with children age 2.5+
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).
Tina 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.