Zheng - Teacher #2839

Instruments:
- Violin

Services:
- Alexander Technique
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Suzuki

Languages:
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

After over 20 years of performing and a decade of teaching experience, my teaching philosophy focuses on traditional methods for intermediate-level, professional teaching in schools of violin technique, like Hrimaly, Flesch, Kayser and Kreutzer.
I am also familiar with Suzuki Method to help students to play violin easily and enjoyable.

Musical Education

Originally from China, I began learning the violin at four years of age. I hold a Master's degree in violin performance with distinction from Brandon University where I studied with violinist Kerry DuWors.

Before moving to Canada in 2014, I hold a bachelor's degree in violin performance and musicology from Shandong University, I was also an artistic director and soloist of the Shandong University Symphony Orchestra.

As a scholarship recipient from Aspen Music Festival, Virtuoso&belcanto Festival, and Orford Musique. I have studied with Naoko Tanaka ( The Juilliard School), Stephan Picard (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin) and Giora Schmidt (NYU).

Awards and Distinctions

Full scholarship for Master's degree study at Brandon University.
2 years of Teaching Assistant for Aural skill and Chamber music.
First prize at Brandon Arts Festival string competition.
Mastro's circle Scholarship at Aspen Music Festival and School.

Special Skills and Training

I moved to Canada in 2014 for advanced study violin performance. After graduation in 2017, I served as the first violinist in Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra for five seasons. I have also been a violin teacher at the local Saskatoon Music Academy for five years. As a chamber musician and orchestra player. I have performed with Aspen Festival Orchestra and Chamber Symphony, Brandon New Music Ensemble, and PRISMA Festival Orchestra. Special help for some newcomers who come from mainland China, help their kids to study music, and more enjoyable to live in this country.

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).