“It is my heartfelt desire to pass on this transformative power of music to others and make a positive difference in their lives.”
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Music has been my lifelong passion, and thanks to the inspiration and encouragement of my piano teacher, I decided to embark on a journey as a piano teacher myself. Over the course of 17 years, I have had the incredible opportunity to share my love for music with numerous students. Witnessing their growth and progress has been a deeply fulfilling experience. In the past four years, and throughout 2021, I am proud to say that eight of my students achieved remarkable results in their RCM piano exams, earning Honors, First Class Honors, and First Class Honors with Distinction. It brings me immense joy to see them succeed and excel in their musical pursuits. Music education has had a profound impact on my life, shaping me as a person and an artist. It is my heartfelt desire to pass on this transformative power of music to others and make a positive difference in their lives. Guiding my students to discover their passion for music and helping them realize their potential is a true privilege and a calling I wholeheartedly embrace.
Name: Yen (Full name will be provided upon registration)
My classical piano training has been extensive, reaching up to Grade 10 Level with the Royal Conservatory of Music at Edmonton's Alberta College Conservatory of Music, which is now part of Grant MacEwan University. Throughout my journey, I had the privilege of studying piano and theory under the guidance of two talented and classically trained piano teachers who served as my mentors. The joy of performing has been a significant part of my musical experience, as I have taken part in year-end and Christmas student piano recitals, and also participated in piano duet performances at the Fall Music Festival. My dedication and hard work in my piano studies have been recognized through various accomplishments. I achieved Honors and First Class Honors in intermediate levels of RCM piano exam certification. Additionally, I am proud to have received First Class Honors with Distinction at the Edmonton Kiwanis Festival in a non-competitive category, where I performed a captivating piano solo of a Baroque piece. These achievements have fueled my passion for music, and I continue to explore and grow in my musical journey.
Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival - Piano Quick Study and Piano Solo Baroque; Fall Music Festival - Piano 20th Century, Grade 9 Standard
In addition to being a piano teacher, I have a passion for composing piano music sheets that blend classical techniques with pop music styles. When I come across a pop/R&B song that resonates with me, I enjoy listening to the melody by ear and creating my own piano version in a similar key signature or exploring different key signatures while preserving the essence of the original melody. As I build strong connections with my students over time and discover their unique musical talents, I strive to nurture their confidence and empower them to perform piano songs in a way that aligns with their individual skills and brings them a sense of accomplishment. Witnessing their growth and progress is immensely rewarding. In my teaching experience, I have had the opportunity to assist students in preparing for RCM piano exams, ranging from Prep A to Level 2, and I am currently guiding other students as they prepare for their upcoming RCM piano exams in 2022. It brings me great joy to be part of their musical journey and help them achieve their goals in music.
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).
Yen 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.
Yen's Studio Location
Yen 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.