Edward - Teacher #1493

Instruments:
- Piano

Services:
- Counterpoint
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM

Languages:
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

Music should be a fun experience. I always provide my students with a strict yet warm environment so they can grow as musicians. Always open to suggestions from the students/teachers and I never have a set teaching plan because my students' needs are my top priority. With my performance background, students will be guided to become musicians with great artistry and flare.

Musical Education

Royal Conservatory of Music - ARCT Diploma

Awards and Distinctions

February 2016
Performed the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, Toronto
• Koerner Hall


April 2014
Chan Center for the Performing Arts, Vancouver
• Solo piano performance, presented by Royal Conservatory of Music.


September 2013
Four Seasons Center - Canadian Opera Company, Toronto
• Performed in the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Gala Concert

April 2013
Won the President’s Trophy at the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival, Toronto.
• Won the top prize in the competition in all the categories of instruments in metro Toronto.

June 2011
Participated in a fundraising concert for the BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver.
• Raised over $10,000

May 2010
Performed the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver
• The Michael J Fox Theatre
• Selected as the most outstanding young pianist

May 2010
Senior Piano Representative at the Performing Arts BC Competition, Vancouver
• Selected during the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival out of all the piano competitors.

June 2008
Performed the Saint Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver
• Performed at the Michael J Fox Theatre
• Chosen as the most promising young pianist

Special Skills and Training

First Aid

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).