Qingzhi - Teacher #2234

Instruments:
- Piano

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

Languages:
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

Learning piano is like learning a language, we learn words and grammar to write sentences, but the purpose is to deliver meanings/feelings. I believe music can be more powerful than languages, and everyone should have access to this expression.

Musical Education

I studied piano from the age of 8 in China. My teachers were classically trained and the training I underwent was rigorous and detailed. My piano teacher in China was a classical pianist trained from New Zealand. I did my level 10 exam from Central Conservatory of Music in China when I was in college studying teaching Mandarin. Then I did my M.A. in Education in Ohio State University while continued learning piano.

Special Skills and Training

I have taught young children and adults in large classroom settings as well as one-on-one tutoring settings on language teaching. I enjoy teaching. Seeing improvements from my students. I participated in Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals Senior Graded Chopin Diploma. I am preparing for my RCM level 10 exam.

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).