Yu-Ting Stevia - Teacher #1403

- Piano

- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege

- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

With fifteen years of dedicated experience teaching piano both in schools and private settings, I have fostered a deep understanding of students across various age groups, from children to teenagers and adults. My educational background from the Normal University in Taiwan has equipped me with a professional approach that resonates with both students and parents alike.

Having worked extensively in junior and high schools, I've honed my expertise in selecting repertoire that goes beyond mere notes and hand movements, emphasizing the artistic essence of music. I draw from a blend of the Russian School Piano Pedagogy and French Classic in Montreal, which emphasizes both score-reading and precise hand positioning for piano playing. This technique, rooted in Chopin's tradition, seamlessly integrates with the music, ensuring that students' technical growth is in harmony with musical expression.

In my teaching philosophy, piano skills and music theory are interwoven. I prioritize piano skills and develop music theory concepts around them, allowing students to grasp the practicality of theory through their piano practice. This approach ensures a holistic understanding of both aspects of music education.

For those seeking to prepare for exams, auditions, or competitions, I am more than willing to provide focused guidance tailored to your needs. It's my pleasure to share my passion for piano with you and to assist in your musical journey.

Musical Education

McGill University - Master of Music
McGill University - Artist Diplpoma
National Taiwan Normal University - Bachelor of Music

Awards and Distinctions


Piano Teachers List Basic Membership
Canadian Federal of Music Teachers Associations Membership (2018-)
British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association Membership (2019-)
Quebec Music Teacher's Association Active Membership (2018-2019)
Piano Teachers Federation Membership
International Steinway & Sons Teacher Directory (http://teacher.steinway.com/listing/yu-tings-piano-studio.html)
Alliance Membership of West Vancouver Community Arts Counci
Canadian Chopin Society Supporting Membership (2018-2019)
Young Artist Program of the Steinway Society of British Columbia (2017-2019)
Golden Key International Honour Society Lifetime Membership, Chapter at McGill University
Chinese Music Teachers’ Association of Canada (2012-2016)


2011 Finalist, McGill Piano Concerto Competition (Montreal, Canada)
2002 Second Prize, The Piano Concerto Competition of National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan)
1994 Second Prize , The International Kawai Piano Competition for Young Pianists (Kaoshung, Taiwan)

Special Skills and Training

Certificates: British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association (2019-) Quebec Music Teacher's Association (2018-2019) Elementary and Intermediate Piano Specialist (RCM Teacher Certification Program, 2018) Level 10 Piano: First Class Honour with Distinction (RCM, 2017) History and Theory: Level 10 - First Class Honour (RCM, 2017) History and Theory: Basic - First Class Honour with Distinction (RCM, 2016) Advanced Rudiments: First Class Honour with Distinction (RCM, 2013) TCMS Young Artist Certificate (Taiwan Classical Music Society, 2010) Teacher’s Certificate for Secondary School (Taiwan, 2007) Student Teacher’s Certificate (Taipei, Taiwan, 2006)


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).