Yi - Teacher #2692

- Piano

- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments

- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

When I heard my first piano performance at age 9, I knew on that day that I would want to pursue a future in music. That performance was as simple as could be, it was one of my classmates playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Through that short simple piece played by an 8 year old, I heard music speak to me in a way that no other person or thing ever did before. The balance of rhythm, melody, and harmony intrigued me like nothing else before, and that was what birthed my love for music.

Words can not describe my passion for music, and my goal is to imbue this passion into each and every one of my students. In order to achieve this, I promise to support each of my students during their unique journey with music. I pledge to not only build technical skills in my students, but also to connect my students emotionally with the music. As my mother told me, "Music will always be there for you when no one else is, and it will always be your friend even on days you feel the most alone".

Musical Education

I am currently pursuing a BA in music at the University of Waterloo. During my adolescent years, I studied piano with a renowned Chinese piano teacher in his private studio (fun fact: He was friends with Lang Lang and they went to the same conservatory!). I have also dedicated two years to study RCM theory with a Canadian film score producer and I was at top of his class. I have completed the Harmony, Counterpoint, History, and Analysis courses at RCM with exceptionally high grades (above 95%). I have also completed my RCM 10 practical exam and am currently preparing for my ARCT exam.


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).