Shirley - Teacher #1608

Instruments:
- Piano

Services:
- Ear Training
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - History

Languages:
- Cantonese
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

Each student is unique and therefore I tailor my teaching to best suit his or her talents. Through each lesson, I hope we can work together and develop a genuine love of music that last a lifetime.
I also believe that parent involvement and support is essential in reaching the goals. At my lesson, parents are consistently involved during lessons and reinforce instruction and learning at home. I would love my student to develop musicality independently.
As a certified piano teacher in BC (member of BCRMTA), I have years of experience in teaching piano and theory. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Musical Education

Trinity College of London - ATCL Diploma
University of Alberta - Bachelor of Arts

Awards and Distinctions

ATCL in Distinction
Registered BC Music Teacher (BCRMTA)

Special Skills and Training

Cantonese, Mandarin and English

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).