Melody - Teacher #3279

- Piano

- Music History
- RCM - History

- Cantonese
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher, my philosophy centers around creating a nurturing and supportive environment for my students. I believe in fostering creativity, growth, and a lifelong love for music. Each student is unique, and I tailor my teaching methods to accommodate their individual learning styles and preferences. Through engaging and personalized lesson plans, I encourage my students to explore their musical potential, discover their unique musical identities, and achieve their goals. Witnessing the transformative power of music in my students' lives brings me immense joy and fulfillment as an educator.

Musical Education

Canadian pianist Melody, currently furthering her musical education by pursuing a Master of Music (MMus) in Piano Performance at the University of British Columbia under the tutelage of Dr. David Fung, has recently added to her accolades by winning bronze at the 2023 Vancouver International Music Competition.
Melody has been recognized for her exceptional musical talents, receiving scholarships such as the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship, Willena Evans Awards in Music and the London Music Scholarship Foundation Endowment Awards. Her dedication to expanding her musical horizons is evident through her active participation in various competitions and festivals. She won the Young Artist Award at the 2017 Canada International Music Competition (CIMC-MOMA). Melody has also achieved notable placements at renowned music festivals, including the Kiwanis Festival and Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, both in Canada and Asia.
Her musical endeavors have also led her to participate in esteemed music festivals like Orford Musique Music Academy and Adamant Music School, where she was awarded scholarships and participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists.
Melody’s summer plans for 2024 are both exciting and enriching. She will embark on a tour in China, showcasing her talents through solo and chamber recitals while also sharing knowledge through masterclasses. Additionally, she has been accepted to the prestigious AlpenKammerMusik in Austria, where she will immerse herself in the study and performance of chamber music alongside esteemed professional musicians from around the globe. Furthermore, Melody has earned a full scholarship to the 2024 Seattle Piano Institute, where she will undergo intensive studies under the guidance of professors from the University of Washington. These opportunities signify her continuous growth and dedication to her craft. Later in the summer, she will also organize the Goldenears Chamberfest, a chamber community outreach festival that she co-founded back in the summer of 2023.
Melody’s passion for music has taken her on performance tours across Europe, Asia, and North America, with memorable concerts in Austria and the Czech Republic. She has studied under the guidance of accomplished pianists and pedagogues such as Professor Tina Yanchus, Professor Brett Kingsbury, and Dr. Megan Chang. Additionally, Melody has explored various musical pathways, including piano duos with Professor Leslie Kinton, chamber music with Professor Rena Sharon, Dr. Kyung Kim, and harpsichord studies with Professor Borys Medicky.

Awards and Distinctions

Throughout my musical journey, I have been honored with various awards and distinctions. These include winning bronze in the 2023 Vancouver International Music Competition and receiving the Young Artist Award in the 2017 Canada International Music Competition (CIMC-MOMA). I have also achieved notable placements in renowned music festivals such as the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, where I received first place several times, and the Kiwanis Festival. In 2022, I was a recipient of scholarships such as the Willena Evans Awards in Music and the London Music Scholarship Foundation Endowment Awards during my time at Western University.

Special Skills and Training

In addition to my musical education, I have had the privilege of receiving opportunities that have further enhanced my skills as a pianist. I was accepted to the Adamant Music School in 2019, where I performed in public masterclasses and participated alongside 23 other talented pianists. I have also been accepted to Orford Musique for the past few years, where I had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses led by highly respected pianists and professors. These experiences have enriched my musical abilities, broadened my perspectives, and deepened my understanding of piano performance.


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).