Shuwei - Teacher #2320

Instruments:
- Piano
- Voice

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

Languages:
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching methods have different emphases based on the age of the students. For my youngest students, I believe that the ultimate goal is to let them enjoy, appreciate, and love music. I intend to teach them songs with beautiful melodies and easy texts to cultivate their musicality. It’s my hope to inspire within them the possibility of considering professional music as a career in life.

For teenage students who want to enroll in music school at the university level, my teaching methods are strongly based on voice techniques, especially at the beginning of the teaching process. I sincerely believe that the techniques are the root of musical expressions. However, I am eager to share my appreciation of music with my students while they are working on technical challenges since the two are mutually dependent on each other. The inter-dependent relationship can stimulate the growth of both musicality and techniques. I will expand their repertoire to prepare them for university auditions.

For adult students or students who are taking singing as a hobby, I would like to teach based on their preferred repertoire accompanied with voice techniques that will bring them closer to reaching their ideal voice goal.

Musical Education

2019-2021
Master of Music in Voice Voice Teacher: Sophie Roland
Western University
London, Canada
2015-2019
Bachelor of International Business
Shandong University of Finance and Economics
Jinan, China
2014-2019
Studied vocal performance from Prof. Shuyu Liu at Shandong University School of Fine Art, Jinan, China

I grew up in an apartment with a wall full of scores, DVDs, and CDs of classical music. I listened to classical music, from violin concerto to flute solo, day and night. I am so grateful that my parents introduced classical music to me in my early childhood and cultivated a passion for all flavours of the profession. They supported my musical passion when I was young, and allowed me to get voice and piano lessons since the age of three. They also supported my decision to make music my career aspiration, even though I had initially begun my post-secondary education in business. It was a switch brought on by the realization that one should follow their dreams and passions, and not merely stick to the easy path in the trail.

Awards and Distinctions

• First-class Award, in San Jose International Performing and Visual Art Festival, Category of Vocal Competition, USA, 2017
• First-class Award in the “Beautiful Campus” Excellent Students Art Festival, Category of Vocal Competition, China, 2015
• First-class Award in the 9th International Youth Art Festival in Hong Kong, Category of Vocal Competition, China, 2014
• Scholarship in five semesters between 2019-2021 academic years, Western University, London, Canada
• Scholarship in five semesters between 2015-2018 academic years, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan, China

Special Skills and Training

TEACHING EXPERIENCE I have been giving private voice lessons for years at various levels. Feel free to communicate with me about any concerns you have about singing. PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE • Solo Recital, Western University Studio 242, London, Canada, 2021 • Soloist, Western University von Kuster Hall, London, Canada, 2021 • Solo Recital, Parsons Music Recital Hall, Jinan, China, 2018 • Soloist, May 4th Fundraiser Event of Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan, China, 2018 • University of British Columbia Summer Vocal Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, 2017 • Soloist, Roy Barnett Recital Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 2017 • Soloist, Trianon Theater, San Jose, USA, 2017 • Soloist, National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China, 2016 • Soloist, Shandong Grand Theatre, Jinan, China, 2016 • Masterclass, Professor Aixin Ge, Shandong Grand Theatre, Jinan, China, 2016

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).