“I strive to empower my students to become not only skilled musicians but also passionate ambassadors of music.”
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I aim to make music an exciting and enjoyable experience for my students. I recognize that music is not merely a subject to be taught, but an essential expression of the soul that resonates within each individual. My teaching philosophy as a music educator revolves around igniting a love for music, fostering curiosity, and building strong music skills foundations. Through engaging and interactive lessons, I aim to spark interest in music and create a lifelong connection to this incredible art form. By providing comprehensive instruction, personalized guidance, and a supportive environment, I strive to empower my students to become not only skilled musicians but also passionate ambassadors of music.
Name: Victoria (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Voice Performance at the University of Toronto (UofT), studying under the renowned Professor Lorna Macdonald's voice studio. I studied piano privately from the age of five, and achieved the ABRSM Grade 8 in piano. I have been singing in choirs since the age of six, and started taking private lessons at 15 in Hong Kong, and achieved Distinction in the ABRSM Grade 8 in singing. I have competed and won in numerous singing competitions at the Hong Kong Music Festival, Hong Kong A Cappella Contest, and the Busan Choral Festival & Competition with the school choir and as a soloist. I have worked closely with the RCM Oscar Peterson School of Music as a summer camp volunteer and the Mississauga's Children Choir with a summer internship.
2017 Hong Kong International a cappella Contest School Division- Choir Ensemble Silver Diploma 70th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Treble Choir Girls (First Division Junior) - Singing in Foreign Language 2nd 70th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Treble Choir Girls (First Division Junior) - Singing in Chinese Language 3rd 14th Busan Choral Festival & Competition 2018 - Winner of Grand Prix of Busan Choral Festival & Competition (for aged 18 and under) Gold Prize 14th Busan Choral Festival & Competition 2018 - Classical Equal Voices (open to all ages) Gold Prize 2018 Hong Kong International a cappella Contest School Division - Vocal Ensemble Category - School Division Bronze Diploma 71st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Vocal Solo - Foreign Language - Female Voice - Secondary School - Age 16 or under Merit 71st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Secondary School Choir - Foreign Language - Girls - First Division - Junior Age 14 or under 2nd 71st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival - Secondary School Choir - Chinese - Girls - First Division – Intermediate - Age 16 or under 3rd 73rd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival & Competition 2021 - Vocal Solo - Foreign Language - Female Voice - Secondary School - Age 19 or under Silver Award 73rd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival & Competition 2021 - Vocal Solo - Chinese - Female Voice - Secondary School - Age 19 or under 3rd 73rd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival & Competition 2021 - Female Voice Duet - Secondary School - Age 19 or under 2nd
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.