Shin-Jung - Teacher #29

- Cello

- Suzuki

- English
- Korean

Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher I believe that developing a passion for learning is the first step to musical success. Most importantly, my students need to acquire a love for music and playing the cello. This encourages them build a solid technical foundation and good practice habits, which in turn allows them to develop the skills they need to achieve their musical goals. It is my goal to show students the path to learning on their own and having a satisfying musical life.

Musical Education

2011 - Present - University of British Columbia, Doctorate in cello performance -3rd year

2009 - University of British Columbia, Master of Music in cello performance.

2006 - Brandon University, Bachelor of Music in cello performance.

Awards and Distinctions

- September 2012 - Mildred Johnson Scholarship in Music
-September 2011/2012 - UBC Faculty of Arts Graduate Award
- September 2008 - Knigge Special Music Graduate Scholarship
- August 2007 - UBC Graduate Entrance Scholarship
- May 2007 - Arthur & Abbie Vining Memorial Graduate Scholarship in music
- September 2006 - Brandon University Undergraduate Student in music Award
- September 2004 - J. W. "BILL" COWAN STRING Scholarship


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).