Dan - Teacher #1802

Instruments:
- Violin

Languages:
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

In a world dominated by systems and logic, music allows us to transcend society and provides us with a glimpse of something greater than ourselves. It's shown me tremendous beauty and has helped me grow into the person I am today. Harnessing the power of music requires dedication and perseverance, but those who persist will find something truly and incredibly rewarding. Allow me the pleasure of being your guide as you begin this amazing journey of self-discovery.

Musical Education

-Royal Conservatory Level 10 violin - First Class Honours
-Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra - 1st violinist from 2017-2019, Principal 2nd violinist from 2019-Present
-University of Calgary Orchestra - Principal 2nd violinist from 2016-2018
-5 years of experience teaching students aged 5 to 30
-Featured at festivals, hospitals, and weddings
-University of Calgary - Minor in Music
-Royal Conservatory Level 6 Piano - First Class Honours with Distinction

-Bachelor of Science (2019) First Class Honours
-Master of Science (c.2021)

Awards and Distinctions

-The Royal Conservatory of Music - 2013 Alberta Regional Gold Medalist
-3 consecutive years on the Dean's List
-Recipient of numerous (10+) undergraduate research scholarships

Special Skills and Training

My private violin studies started at a young age and were carried out under great scrutiny. During university, I switched gears to pursue science and research, something that I continue to do proudly today. However, I've never lost touch with my passion and dedication to violin, and I continue to play with various ensembles and teach regularly. My minor in music reflects my diverse background and experience.

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).