Jonathan - Teacher #2109

- Piano

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

- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

Music has been part of entire life, and has taught me so many lessons. It gave me structure, discipline, a sense of achievement, and most importantly, a sense of self. I hope to share what I have learned with my students.
I feel that music should be taught with patience and care, tailoring each lesson to the individual to make it as enjoyable as possible.

Musical Education

I have attended the following schools, earning the following degrees:
-University of Victoria - Bachelors of Music (Piano Performance)
-Royal Conservatory of Music - ARCT diploma (Piano Performance)

I also spent time at Kwantlen Polytechnic University studying with Jane Hayes. I studied with Arthur Rowe at Uvic, and am currently in the Masters program at U of T studying Piano Performance and Pedagogue.

Awards and Distinctions

-Represented the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival as a National level rep at BC performing arts festival (2019)
-Received the Dr. Robin Wood and Winifred Scott Wood Memorial Award. (2019)
-Gold award at the Kiwanis Fraser Valley International Music
Festival for piano duet, open class (2010)
-Multiple awards and placed finishes at the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival. (2008-2011)
-Winner of the Gloria Cristobal Music Scholarship (2008)

Special Skills and Training

I’ve been teaching piano, both privately and in local schools since 2011. During my busiest years I had a private studio of around 25 students, ranging from 4 years of age to adults in their 60’s, and from beginner piano to RCM 10. I also taught my students RCM theory. I understand the importance of scheduling, respecting other people’s time, and communicating. I treat my responsibilities with the utmost care, and will quickly respond to emails, texts, etc. outside of class and work hours. I’m a capable pianist, with experience performing and collaborating. In solo performance, perhaps the recent achievement I am most proud of is that in 2019, I was the National nominee from the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival, as well as the recipient of the Dr. Robin Wood and Winifred Scott Wood Memorial Award.


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).