“Yoanita is a dedicated music teacher, offering piano and violin lessons for students from age 4 to adults, exclusively online. She holds a Master of Music Education from The University of British Columbia and has excelled in piano and violin performance. Fluent in English, Indonesian, and Mandarin, Yoanita's teaching philosophy focuses on building a strong teacher-student rapport, ensuring a comfortable and positive learning environment. She believes in creating enjoyable and purposeful music tasks to sustain interest and spur creativity in music learning. Yoanita is ready to guide students in their musical journey, offering lessons in the comfort of their home through online platforms.”
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Music learning begins and becomes optimal when I take the initiative to establish good teacher-student rapport. I believe that building a strong, positive, and professional relationship with the student allows the student to be comfortable during music lessons. To me, building a student’s trust is by far the most fundamental to my being. Guided by my belief to establish and constantly maintain a strong and healthy teacher-student relationship, a safe learning space is thus created. The safe learning space encourages students to dare to make attempts and to dare to make mistakes, as learning through making mistakes is what helps students to grasp hold of a musical skill or concept. To sustain and spur interest in music, I see myself as a motivating resourceful teacher who injects enjoyment, fun, and purposeful music tasks that target at helping students attain both general and specific musical knowledge and skills. Enjoyment, creativity, and the freedom to explore musical expression are essential elements of successful music learning at any age. After all, can music be truly be deemed as music if a student laments engaging with it?
Name: Yoanita (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: 1) The University of British Columbia - Master of Music Education; 2) East China Normal University - Bachelor of Arts: Music Education; 3) Shanghai Conservatory of Music - Piano Advanced Studies: Piano Performance.
I've some awards in local music competitions when I was younger. For me, the big award was to play on stage with a cello legend, Yo-YoMa
Associated Board of Royal School of Music - Licentiate of Royal School of Music in piano performance (2012) and violin performance (2019)
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
Yoanita is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Yoanita 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.