Yen - Teacher #2049

Instruments:
- Piano

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

Languages:
- Cantonese
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

Because music was my longtime passion and with a piano teacher's inspiration and encouragement, I became a piano teacher and taught piano lessons over 16 years. Past 2 years and recently from January 2020, I had a total of 6 students achieved their RCM piano exams with Honors, First Class Honors, and First Class Honors with Distinction. Music education changed my life so I wanted to make a difference for others.

Musical Education

I have classical piano training up to Grade 10 Level with Royal Conservatory of Music at Edmonton, Alberta College Conservatory of Music (now with Grant MacEwan University). Throughout the past years I studied piano and theory with 2 talented, classically trained piano teachers who became my mentors. I performed at year end and Christmas student piano recitals and participated in piano duet performance at Fall Music Festival, achieved Honors and First Class Honors in intermediate levels of RCM piano exam certification along with First Class Honors with Distinction at Edmonton Kiwanis Festival non-competitive category performing a piano solo Baroque piece.

Awards and Distinctions

Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival - Piano Quick Study and Piano Solo Baroque;
Fall Music Festival - Piano 20th Century, Grade 9 Standard

Special Skills and Training

Besides being a piano teacher, I also compose piano music sheets for songs with a mix of classical techniques and pop music styles. If I really like a pop/R&B song, I listen to the melody by ear and compose my own piano version in a similar key signature or transpose the song to a different key signature with various techniques but keep the same melody. When I get to know my students very well as time passes by and discover their musical talent, I help develop their confidence to perform the piano song the way that works best for them in their own piano skills and feel good to accomplish a goal with music.

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).