Zhe - BAH Teacher #4227

About Zhe
Zhe is an accomplished music teacher specializing in piano, trombone, and ukulele, offering tailored lessons in his studio or in students' homes. Pursuing a Bachelor of Education in Music at Wilfrid Laurier University, Zhe complements his studies with active participation in music ensembles and roles such as principal trombonist and collaborative pianist. His awards include the William Thompson Scholarship and multiple President's Gold Scholarships, reflecting his excellence in music education. Zhe's teaching philosophy emphasizes inclusivity and a responsive approach to individual student needs, aiming to foster a lifelong appreciation of music across diverse genres. Fluent in English, he is equipped to teach a wide range of students. Book an interview with Zhe to explore music learning in a supportive and dynamic environment.


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The musical environment is an accessible and inclusive environment where anyone, no matter their physical or intellectual capabilities, can pursue music as a passion. My teaching bases around this approach, that I teach according to the abilities and needs of the student so that they will foster a deeper and long-lasting enjoyment and appreciation for the art. In making music accessible, I often have the student decide what they want to learn, and I will be the guide that allows them to learn how to play their favourite song or melody. This approach makes the learning process more appealing and engaging for the student, and it also helps them develop important musical skills like ear training and sight reading. Furthermore, it is also important to recognise the diversity that exists in the musical world, that there is much more out there besides the likings of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. Ragtime, Aboriginal drumming, and blues are just a few examples, and by incorporating cultural responsive learning into the teaching process, musicians will better understand the importance recognising diversity and inclusion within the musical repertoire.

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

Age: 21

Gender: male

I am attending Wilfrid Laurier University for my B Ed in Music Education, and in this degree, I have taken courses like conducting, orchestration, music educational philosophy, and band pedagogy. I also have completed my Level 10 Piano Examination. In my musical journey, I have started playing piano since I was 5 years old, and starting in middle school, I have been playing various band instruments including the trumpet, trombone, French horn, saxophone, and flute; I was the principal trombonist in my high school band. Currently, I am the principal collaborative pianist for a children's choir, and I accompany them during rehearsals and will be with them at their year end concert.

Wilfrid Laurier University, William Thompson Scholarship Recipient, 2024 Wilfrid Laurier University, President's Gold Scholarship Recipient, 2020-2022 Kiwanis Music Festival, Sight Reading Class RCM 10 First Prize, 2019

I have performed at Kiwanis for two years, having won 1st place in sight reading back in 2019. I have studied conducting, orchestration, piano and various band instruments during my schooling at Wilfrid Laurier University, and I also have completed by Level 10 Piano exam. These experiences helped me develop my musical leadership and teaching skills, both in private and ensemble settings.

English

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

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

Zhe's Studio Location

Zhe offers lessons from his 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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