Boris - Teacher #1144

- Viola
- Violin

- Ear Training
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- Cantonese
- English

Teaching Philosophy

I think that accessibility is the hardest part of learning the violin; finding ways to both connect to the student and to break down musical and technical ideas (that are hard for everyone to digest at first) is something that I am always thinking about both inside and outside lessons. Playing the violin can be extremely fun and rewarding, and I encourage my students to be a part of the community and culture by listening to music on their own time as well as attending concerts to discover their own tastes; developing their personalities and finding their own niche in the music community.

Musical Education

University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Music

Awards and Distinctions

2012 National Youth Orchestra of Canada Achievement Award
2011 Dr and Mrs A M Bomstead Scholarship in Violin and Piano

Special Skills and Training

Member of National Youth Orchestra of Canada Experienced in both modern and baroque playing


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


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).