Angela - Teacher #1277

Instruments:
- Cello

Services:
- RCM
- Suzuki

Languages:
- English
- Korean

Teaching Philosophy

The teacher is the most crucial part of a musicians learning. A teacher must know to teach and engrave the proper basics in their student from the very start. From stretching to breathing, posture to playing with gravity, knowing the importance of every little detail in the body so that the student learns to play with zero tension, and therefore prevent themselves from injuries such as tendinitis, is a crucial responsibility of teachers.

As a musician with personal experience of severe tendonitis due to having been taught the proper basics far too late, and the process of recovery and re-establishing the healthy way to play, I am confident in providing my students a solid beginning. I am careful to observe the strengths and weaknesses of a student, and find ways to fix bad habits. It does not matter what age one starts learning an instrument. What is important is their interest in music and bringing out their voice through their instrument, and to go at their own pace, not rush to catch up to others.


Musical Education

University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Music (in progress)
Performance Diploma - Vancouver Academy of Music

Special Skills and Training

-Study under Eric Wilson, Ariel Barnes, Joseph Elworthy, Bo Peng, Marcus Kim -Graduated from the Vancouver Academy of Music -Completed the RCM Practical Exams

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).