Allen - Teacher #2713

- Cello

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

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that music is a universal language that brings people together, no matter the differences in race or culture, we all share the same love and joy for music. My lessons will provide you the skillsets and fundamentals to excel in playing the cello.

Musical Education

I obtained my bachelor's degree of Music at the University of Ottawa and my Master's degree of Cello Performance from the University of Montréal. I began playing the cello at the age of 8, studying with my teacher; whom was classically trained from one of the most prestigious institutions in China. Later on, I attended the Vancouver Academy of Music for several years and became a much more well-rounded musician. In addition to my musical education, I was also fortunate enough to perform in the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra.

Awards and Distinctions

- Kiwanis Music Festival (Best score in Cello Concerto age category)
- uOttawa Music Scholarship
- Vancouver Cello Club Bursary award
- PRISMA Full Scholarship
- Université de Montréal Master's in Music Scholarship

Special Skills and Training

During my undergraduate degree, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to be a section player in the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. I learned how to be a better listener and chamber musician during my time in the orchestra. I received a full scholarship to attend the PRISMA festival in Powell River, BC during the summers from 2016-2017. This festival introduced me to a lot of great musicians from all over the world. We would prepare an ambitious program in the span of only two weeks and perform a final concert by the end of the festival. I also attended Valhalla summer music festival and Domaine Forget throughout my years as a student. I have played in masterclasses featuring world renowned cellists such as Colin Carr, Raphael Wallfisch, Desmond Hoebig, Steven Doane, Jan Vogler, Amanda Forsyth, John Kadz, and Emmanuelle Bertrand.


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).