“ I would say it is never too late! Everyone can enjoy music equally!”
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Music is present all around you. The little details of life hide musical elements, such as rhythm and melody, the rhythm of your walking pace and the melody of a few notes hummed off the top of your head. Music learning is a more specialized and systematic way to increase and expand your own musicality. Everyone thinks that music, whether instrumental or vocal, should start in elementary school, but I would say it is never too late! Everyone can enjoy music equally!
Name: Yiming (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am currently in my final year at York University with a Specialized Honors Bachelor of Music degree, which includes some piano performance lessons. I have been studying piano since I was eight years old until now. I studied piano in high school at the Euromusic Center, where my teacher was an examiner for the rcm, and I was involved in the school choir as a piano accompanist. My piano teacher is a pianist and piano professor, and my training is rigorous and meticulous. Regarding my professional experience in piano, in addition to passing the ARCT performance exam in the Canadian RCM exam, I have also passed the grade 8 piano exam in the ABRSM and am preparing for the ARSM performance exam. Regarding my internship experience, I have worked as a tutor, one-on-one piano teaching. I was fortunate enough to use my summer vacation to work as a professor's assistant at Central China Normal University in China, where I also observed a variety of excellent courses and many music-related lectures and seminars. I hope that in the future I will be able to utilize the knowledge and experience I have gained in my college classes to teach piano better.
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).
Yiming 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.