Tung - BAH Teacher #2451

“Tung, with over three decades of professional experience, offers comprehensive instruction in classical guitar, electric bass, electric guitar, composition, jazz improvisation, and advanced music theory. Specializing in RCM examinations, Tung's teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in inspiring and motivating students to achieve high standards while fostering creativity and skill development. With an Honors BA in Music Education from McMaster and degrees from McMaster and Brock Universities. Recognized for his outstanding achievements, Tung graduated with top standing from Brock University's Teacher's College and has been actively engaged in teaching, performing, and session work since 1990. Fluent in English, Tung provides online lessons as well as lessons at his studio, where students benefit from his versatile background and strong ability to connect and communicate effectively. Book an interview now.”
 - Tung


My philosophy is rooted in 31 years of diverse music experience. As a musician, teacher, and producer, I've learned to inspire and motivate students to reach high standards. My major in music education at McMaster exposed me to various pedagogical techniques like Kodaly, Orff, and more, fostering a love for music while nurturing individual growth. I value creativity, skill development, and personal potential.

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

Age: 50's

Gender: male

- Holds an Honors BA in Music Education - Holds degrees from McMaster and Brock Universities - Comprehensive training also includes coursework at Mohawk College

- Graduated with top standing from Brock University's Teacher's College

- Over three decades of professional experience in music - Versatile roles including leader, sideman, teacher, and producer - Proficient in motivating and inspiring students to achieve high standards - Experience in public and private schools, Conservatories, and studio lessons - Strong ability to connect, communicate, and uplift students - Specialized in music education with expertise in various pedagogical techniques - Provides music education in elementary schools and teaches guitar at prestigious music schools in the Hamilton/Halton area - Active performer and teacher since 1990 - Engaged in teaching, performing, and session work - Played in acclaimed groups and participated in Jazz Festivals and major industry events like NAMM and MIAC - Leader of Saigon Club, a diverse jazz group, with recorded CD and performances at notable venues and festivals


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

Tung 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.

Tung's Studio Location

Tung 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.