Josie - Teacher #2665

Instruments:
- Piano

Languages:
- Cantonese
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

Through these years, I have been fortunate enough to enjoy various kinds of music, especially classical, romantic, and pop -- and this exposure has led me to be increasingly interested to further explore the musical world, especially in classical piano. I hope to share my musical experiences with you all, and hope you will love music like I do too!

Each student has their own learning purpose, and I am here to support you learn and achieve your goals! No matter you are just starting or picking up an old hobby, I can help you enjoy playing an instrument and enjoy the music you make!

Lessons can include technique, musical understanding, and exercises to help you remember what you've learned in class. Effort is also required on your part to do your fair share of practicing, but I am here to support you in your musical journey!

Musical Education

Jan. 2006: Received the Associate of Royal Conservatory (ARCT) Performer’s Diploma

Jan. 2004: Completed Associate of Royal Conservatory (ARCT) Performance Level Piano Practical examination

2005 - 2007: Completed courses in Music Appreciation, theory and harmony in UBC

2000: Associate Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) level 8 Piano Certificate

Awards and Distinctions

London International Classical Music Competition, Professional Piano Category, Special Mention Recognition

Special Skills and Training

My dad is a recording engineer who works at the record label for celebrity singers. Therefore since I was young I am exposed to music of different genres, and outside of piano, I can in which your musical life by exploring different kinds of music as well! Recently I have also employed Chopin's methods, inspired by the International Chopin Competition 2021. Chopin is a piano master who was inspired by Beethoven, the great composer of the Classical period. So, be prepared to learn famous pieces by the greats of Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and more!

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).