Shanny - Teacher #1887

Instruments:
- Piano

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

Languages:
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

I believe music should be an enjoyable experience for both the listener and the performer. Knowing the struggles of keeping interest during lessons, I strive to keep lessons fun by adapting them to accommodate students' needs and learning styles. Every student is different, so part of the fun in teaching is finding out what works for them.

I am open to students learning music they want to play but at the same time making sure they keep up with music that challenges them technically so they keep improving.

Musical Education

My most recent academic accomplishment was a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia. I also hold a ARCT Diploma for Performers from the Royal Conservatory of Music. I am classically trained and have studied with notable pianists: Keiko Alexander and Amanda Chan.

Special Skills and Training

In my leisure time I take private voice lessons with the soprano, Laura Widgett. Singing may be an even more personal experience compared to playing the piano; your instrument is your own body in singing! Therefore, one feels even more vulnerable singing in front of someone. Through these experiences, I strive to make sure my studio is a safe place for my students to practice and express themselves. There will never be any harsh judgement on whatever sound is being produced. If the student is up to it, I also provide some basic voice lessons which I believe will benefit ear training, sight singing and sight reading.

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).