“Each student is unique in their own ways, whether it be strengths or weaknesses. ”
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As a music educator, my goals are to inspire and create passion for music amongst my students, along with creativity for the arts, freedom of expression, and a strong disciplined mind. Music fosters many of those traits purely on its own, but may need an additional outer force to gently nudge them, or provide them with the confidence so that they may achieve their goals with more determination. Each student is unique in their own ways, whether it be strengths or weaknesses. I do not believe that having a set formula to teach or following a rigid lesson plan may work for each and every learner. Instead, I strive to be student-oriented and open minded to what each student would like to achieve. As an educator, creating a safe, and comfortable environment is key when learning a new skill.
Name: Lin (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I began playing piano at age 7 and as I got older, developed great passion for musical performance, with the sole focus on piano. I obtained my ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), whilst also achieving the highest mark in my district in 2012. During my formative years up to attaining my Diploma, I studied under Xuan Wu and Anna Levy, who both greatly inspired me to take my musical endeavours further. I then auditioned for music school to pursue higher education, and become a professionally trained musician. I achieved my BMus from the University of British Columbia (UBC) studying under Professor Mark Anderson, chair of the keyboard division. The warm, delicate tones he produced on the keyboard along with beautiful metaphors that connected art, and music together affected my views significantly in terms of how I connected with music. This inspired me to extend my studies to involve a focus on music education in hopes to become a music teacher in the public school system, motivating, and promoting the importance of music learning in youths.
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).
Lin 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.