Yu-Ting Stevia - Teacher #1403

Instruments:
- Piano

Services:
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

After fifteen years of experience in teaching piano in schools and at home, I am comfortable with children of all ages, as well as with teenagers and adults. I was trained at the Normal University in Taiwan and developed a professional approach toward students and parents. By working in junior and high schools, I have accumulated lots of experiences for repertoire selection, believing that the music students work on should have an artistic image: the meaning, not just a repetition of lots of notes and busy hand movements.

My method of playing also combines the Russian School Piano Pedagogy and French Classic in Montreal, focusing on score-reading and accurate position for playing piano. However, at the same time, the technique, which comes from Chopin’s tradition, is never separated from music. Students improve their piano skills based not on what comes first in music theory, but based on what comes first in piano skills. In this way, they then learn the theory of music accordingly. Thus, I teach both theory and piano lesson simultaneously since they are always combined with each other.

The preparation for exams, auditions and competitions is possible upon request.

Musical Education

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

Awards and Distinctions

Memberships:

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)

Prizes:

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)

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).