Tsun Yin Timothy - BAH Teacher #4010

“My hope is that my students discover confidence in their musical abilities while gaining a creative community to cherish for life. ”
 - Tsun Yin Timothy

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Music is integral to human flourishing, and I believe nurturing a passion for it requires joy and playfulness. My inspirational first clarinet teacher whom I am still in contact with unlocked my deep love of music through encouragement rather than pressure, valuing my youthful curiosity. This led me to build not just technical expertise but genuine connections through musical collaboration. Regardless of age or skill level, I treat all students with kindness and respect as unique individuals. My goal is not to produce perfect performers, but to spark the same profound inspiration for music’s emotional and social powers that have enriched my life. By balancing discipline with fun, tailoring instruction to learning styles, and exploring diverse genres from classical to pop, I create a supportive space for self-expression. My hope is that students discover confidence in their musical abilities while gaining a creative community to cherish for life. Above all, I wish to share the language that gives life meaning: the language of music.

Name: Tsun Yin Timothy (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 23

Gender: male

I hold a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in orchestral performance and clarinet performance respectively from the Manhattan School of Music, where I studied with renowned clarinetists Charles Neidich and Pascual Martinez, Associate Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic. My training and over 15 years of clarinet playing have honed my technical facility, musical expression, and discipline to perform clarinet repertoire at the highest levels. Highlights include performing in Carnegie Hall with orchestra, and appearances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Pan-Asia Symphony. I leverage my performing arts background to instruct students in clarinet and music history/theory, instilling skilled technique along with a passion for musical excellence.

I have attended music festivals (Accademia Internazionale di Musica di Cagliari, Kitakaruizawa Music Seminar, etc.) and had masterclasses with eminent clarinetists like Michel Arrignon, Florent Heau, Andrew Simon, Ayako Oshima etc. My principal clarinet roles with ensembles like the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra and recent Carnegie Hall performance with Seocho Philharmonia demonstrate versatile technical mastery of complex repertoire. On a side note, I am also a NASM certified personal trainer. I know how important it is that each pupil is different and requires a tailored teaching style and there is no one-size-fits-all!

Cantonese

English

Mandarin

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

Tsun Yin Timothy is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Tsun Yin Timothy 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.

Tsun Yin Timothy's Studio Location

Tsun Yin Timothy 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.

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.