“At its core, music is meant to bring joy to those who share in it. That’s why we call it “playing the piano”! ”
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At its core, music is meant to bring joy to those who share in it. That’s why we call it “playing the piano”! It is my personal goal as an educator to bring out the greatest joy and the fullest potential of all my students through tailor-made teaching and explanation based on the individual’s interests and personality. I encourage students of all ages and skill levels to begin or continue their musical journey with me!
Name: Victoria (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music, which included courses in performance, theory, history, counterpoint, and harmony. I have been studying music for over 10 years, with all of my teachers being classically trained. My piano and theory teacher studied at both the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in China and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada. My learning has been meticulous and diligent, and likewise my teaching is attentive and considerate.
For achieving top marks in Level 9 and 10 History and Theory exams at the Royal Conservatory of Music, I have been granted Honours Awards in 2015 and 2017 respectively. In the same year, I received the Group Volunteer of the Year Award at Tendercare Living Centre for performing as a group for senior residents with the fellow staff and students at Tianhui Music Inc. In addition, I was granted the RCM Level 10 Piano Honours award in 2018, as well as the ARCT History First Class Honours With Distinction Award in 2019 for achieving a mark of over 95% on the exam.
My mother has been a dedicated private piano teacher with over 30 years of experience, and much of my childhood has been spent witnessing and absorbing her ability. In many ways, music has been my livelihood that I hope to share with the world. I have been teaching piano to students of all ages for two years at two different music schools: Tianhui Music Inc and Unison Piano Co.
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
Victoria is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Victoria 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.
Victoria's Studio Location
Victoria 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.