“By fostering a nurturing and supportive environment, I encourage students to explore their unique musicality as well as their technical foundations.”
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Growing up as a musician and being surrounded by remarkable teachers who served as inspiring role models has profoundly shaped my teaching philosophy. The transformative impact these educators made on my musical journey instilled me a deep sense of responsibillity and passion for guiding aspiring musicians on thier own paths of discovery. I believe music has the power to transform lives and inspire individuals of all ages. It is my goal to inspire and guide my students, helping them navigate challenges they may encounter while instilling in them a strong work ethic, discipline, and a deep sense of artistic integrity. By fostering a nurturing and supportive environment will encourage students to explore their unique musicality as well as their technical foundations. As an educator, not only I strive to share musical knowledge and skills but also to pursue a lifelong love and appreciation for music. I firmly believe that music is a universal language that connects people, and I am dedicated to create a fun and meaningful learning experience in class. In essence, my teaching philosophy is grounded in the belief that every student has the ability to achieve musical greatness. By providing positive guidance, encouragement, and inspiration, I aim to empower my students to embark on their own musical journeys with passion and enthusiasm, giving them the tools they need to become skilled musicians as well as compassionate and expressive artists.
Name: Vivienne (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I started learning piano at Yamaha Music School Jakarta, Indonesia at the age of 5 where I was enrolled in the Junior Special Advanced Course. As I grew older, I realised that music has been a huge part of my early childhood. My thirst for musical knowledge grew stronger, and I sought out additional guidance from private instructors. That's when I was fortunate enough to cross paths with Dr. Edith Widayani, acclaimed as Indonesia's most celebrated pianist. She challenged me to push the boundaries of my skills, encouraging me to explore my creativity in music. At the age of 15, I moved to Beijing, China and had the privilege to study under the guidance of Prof. Ling Yuan at the Central Conservatory of Music. It was a period of immense growth, as I learned to channel my passion and dedication into my performances, aiming to create the quality of music I wish to express. I am currently pursuing my Undergraduate Degree at the UBC School of Music under the guidance of Dr. David Fung, a renowned Steinway Artist and chamber musician.
1st Prize Winner Ananda Sukarlan Award 2020 Gold Prize Winner 2nd WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition Prize Winner 2nd WPTA Finland International Piano Competition 2nd Prize Winner Ananda Sukarlan Award 2018 1st Prize Winner Indonesia National Piano Competition 3rd Prize Winner Ananda Sukarlan Award 2016 2nd Prize Winner Ananda Sukarlan Junior Award 3rd Prize Winner Yamaha Piano Competition Marnie Carter Scholarship Recipient & International Student Scholarship in UBC Music
I spent most of my childhood attending music festivals, competitions, and recitals. I used to eagerly anticipate the upcoming competition or music festival I could attend since I always felt that I could gain so much from the experience and by listening to other great musicians. I have attended several masterclasses with world's renowned pianists such as Jean-Louis Haguenaeur, Ananda Sukarlan, Henry Kramer. I have also participate in the ABRSM Piano and Theory exams, achieving Distiction Mark, and in 2015, I was invited to perform at the ABRSM High Scorer's Concert in Bali, Indonesia.
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
Vivienne is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Vivienne 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.