Yuanyuan - BAH Teacher #4271

About Yuanyuan
Yuanyuan is a highly accomplished piano instructor in Edmonton, offering lessons to students aged 4 and up. With advanced studies in piano performance from the University of Alberta (Doctor of Music, in progress), University of North Texas (Master of Music), and Sichuan Conservatory of Music (Bachelor of Fine Arts), Yuanyuan is well-equipped to nurture musical talent. Lessons are available online, in-studio, or in your home, and include piano, composition, ear training, music appreciation, history, theory, and solfege. Yuanyuan teaches in English, German, and Mandarin.


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As a piano instructor, my teaching philosophy centers on fostering a love for music while developing technical proficiency, musicality, and personal growth in each student. I believe that every student is unique, and my approach is to tailor lessons to individual learning styles and goals. 1. Holistic Development: Beyond mastering technical skills, I aim to cultivate a deep understanding and appreciation of music. This includes exploring the emotional and expressive aspects of piano playing, encouraging creativity, and connecting the historical and cultural contexts of the pieces. 2. Student-Centered Learning: Each student has their own pace, strengths, and areas for improvement. I strive to create a supportive and encouraging environment where students feel comfortable to express themselves. 3. Building a Strong Foundation: A solid technical foundation is essential for artistic expression and long-term success. I emphasize the importance of proper technique, posture, and hand position from the beginning. 4. Goal Setting and Progress: Setting clear, achievable goals is crucial for maintaining motivation and tracking progress. I work with students to set both short-term and long-term goals. 5. Adaptability and Lifelong Learning: The landscape of music education is always evolving, and so should our teaching methods. I stay informed about new pedagogical approaches, repertoire, and technologies to continually enhance my teaching practice. 6. Encouraging Independence and Critical Thinking: I guide students towards becoming independent musicians who can analyze, interpret, and solve problems on their own. Join me and learn playing the piano with fun.

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

Age: 25

Gender: female

-University of Alberta- Doctor of Music (In Progress)- Piano Performance; -University of North Texas- Master of Music- Piano Performance; -Sichuan Conservatory of Music- Bachelor of Fine Arts- Piano Performance

* Won Silver Award at 2024 IPPA Conero International Piano Competition, National Final Round in Canada Division. * Winner of Edmonton Chamber Music Society Scholarship Competition 2024. * Winner of Johann Strauss Foundation Music Award 2024. * Winner of 2024 Alberta Baroque Music Society Award in Music. * Won Grand Prize at “Royal Sound Keyboard Competition”, 2022. * Won Gold Prize in Professional Category and Special Prize at “Manchester International Music Competition”, 2022. * Won Grand Prize at “USA Classical Music International Competition”, 2022. * Won 2022 “Shuyun Dongfang” music competition “Excellent Piano Instructor Award”.

English

German

Mandarin

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

Yuanyuan is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Yuanyuan 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.

Yuanyuan's Studio Location

Yuanyuan 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.

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