Yu Yu - BAH Teacher #3233

“My teaching philosophy is to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to every lesson. ”
 - Yu Yu


My teaching philosophy is to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to every lesson. Teaching music is a partnership, therefore I owe it to my students to bring consistency, diligence, and joy to my teaching in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage such traits in the students as well.

Name: Yu Yu (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 29

Gender: female

I have both bachelors and masters degree from The Juilliard School in Cello Performance. I also acquired my second masters degree from Manhattan School of Music in Orchestral Performance. I have been playing the cello since I was seven, and the piano at age of five. My primary cello teachers were Fred Sherry, Astrid Schween, and Tu Qiang.

I currently have a private studio at the Shuang Music School, which is a Chinese-based music school in Vancouver, B.C. The school offers extensive resources for both the students and the teachers, such as term-recitals and RCM-based classes. I started my teaching career closely with Yari Bond, who is one of the cello faculty at The Special Music School and Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center. She has given me many wonderful opportunities to teach her students and observe her lessons. I also occasionally give extra remote lessons to students of Astrid Schween and Yari Bond as they prepare for auditions and juries. As a graduate from both The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, I have had the privilege of having a fulfilling journey in teaching cello, coaching chamber music, and educational outreach.




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).

Online lessons

Yu Yu 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 Yu's Studio Location

Yu Yu 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.