Paul - Teacher #1986

- Piano


- Cantonese
- English

Teaching Philosophy

My main goal is to introduce and enhance music as a life long journey to my students. To achieve that goal, not only must one learn to play musically, but also possess the technique required to fully master the keyboard. I stress the importance of quality performances as that not only helps students appreciate music more, but it empowers their self confidence.

I teach technique in a holistic way -- I stress finger independence, but also the use of the wrists, arms, shoulders, torso and even the legs to produce barely audible soft gentle sounds to powerful chords that will quite literally make you jump off your chair.

Equally importance is musicality. Every note is important and played with intent. Where to play soft, loud, staccato, legato, where and how much to crescendo, decrescendo, which notes or chords to emphasize to create surprise or suspense, and tying this all in with an understanding of basic theory.

Whether my students are aiming for exams, competitions or personal enjoyment, I will open the door for them to appreciate piano as a life long endeavor that will keep them fulfilled for years to come.

My main areas of teaching are Classical and Pop

Musical Education

I studied piano since I was 9 years old and have been teaching piano for all ages, from beginner to advanced, for over 15 years.

I have numerous First Place and Gold awards from BCRMTA music festival

Awards and Distinctions

Numerous Gold and First Place awards from the BCRMTA piano competition

Special Skills and Training

Numerous paid public performances


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


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).