“My objective is to enrich students' lives through music, providing them with a source of joy and invaluable experiences that only music can offer.”
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As a music teacher, I hold a strong belief that every student, irrespective of their background or capabilities, deserves the opportunity to unearth and nurture their inherent musical talents. I am deeply convinced that music education should serve as a platform for students to discover their distinctive musical identity through academic learning and engaging performances. This journey also involves fostering an appreciation for a wide spectrum of musical expressions. In my teaching philosophy, I place equal emphasis on musicianship and technical prowess. I adopt a comprehensive approach to music education, encompassing not only skill refinement but also fostering a genuine passion for music and the instrument. Collaboration is a cornerstone; I actively engage with my students by playing alongside them during classes. Beyond technique, my teaching delves into comprehending the subtleties of diverse musical compositions, guiding students to interpret and embrace the artistic essence of each piece. My curriculum is thoughtfully crafted to encompass a holistic music education, seamlessly integrating practical skills with theoretical knowledge. I emphasize sequential learning objectives spanning music performance, literacy, and harmonizing with other fine arts. Ultimately, my objective is to enrich students' lives through music, providing them with a source of joy and invaluable experiences that only music can offer. I wholeheartedly believe that these musical pursuits become treasured and enduring gifts for every student.
Name: Yu-Cheng (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I am classically trained and started my music journey with the piano and flute at the age of 5. I started playing bassoon when I was 11 years old. Between grades 3 and 12, I studied in a music-gifted program. I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees: • Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Jersey (Doctor of Musical Arts) • Mannes School of Music, The New School, New York (Master of Music) • University of Taipei, Taiwan (Bachelor of Music)
• Rutgers University, Music Scholarship • Mannes College the New School for Music, Music Scholarship • Second prize in Concerto Competition at Taipei Wind Orchestra & Symphonic Band • Award of Excellence in Bassoon, College Group A, Taiwan Music Contest
- Experienced teaching artist, soloist, chamber musician, orchestra musician, and educator. - Focused on fostering students' musical, social, personal, and emotional development. - Design dynamic and engaging lesson plans to empower students. - Advocate for diversity, equality, and inclusion in music education. - Innovate teaching methods to overcome learning challenges. - Multilingual communicator (Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese). - Build strong connections with students and parents/guardians from diverse backgrounds.
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
Yu-Cheng is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Yu-Cheng 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.
Yu-Cheng's Studio Location
Yu-Cheng 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.