Miho - Teacher #1026

Instruments:
- Piano
- Composition

Services:
- Composition
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- Japanese

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that my teaching experience and continuous studies of music expanding over 20 years has made my caliber excel in some important aspects of teaching:

Good teaching starts with knowing what each student needs. I do not prescribe a standard teaching method/content indiscriminately. Tailor made teaching, individually selected resources and flexibility are exactly what private lessons are for.

Students are all sensitive persons like myself and building rapport with them is just as important as good teaching. People learn best when they like their teachers.

When it comes to learning piano for young, beginning learners, it is important to help them understand that it is a long process. It is therefore crucial that the teacher set constant short term goals of achievement which students find fun and motivating.

Musical Education

Queensland Conservatory - Master of Music

Awards and Distinctions

Golden Key International Honour Society, 2003 (awarded when achieved a high level of GPA in my Bachelor of Education (music) degree )

* Written recommendation letters are available from Eastern Suburbs Piano Tuition and Yamaha Music Education, the two institutions where I taught private and group piano lessons.

Special Skills and Training

- Composition using a music sequencer and knowledge of electronic music production and music technology. - Knowledge of sound theory (e.g. frequencies, psycho acoustics, digitalization, etc) - Experience in recording studios and mixing audio - Professional experience in the process of writing music for film and delivering the tracks for post production - Posses perfect pitch and capable of designing special lessons for perfect pitch students

Rates

30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher

Policies


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).