James - Teacher #3405

- Composition
- Drumset
- Guitar
- Percussions
- Piano
- Singer-Songwriter

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- Cantonese
- English

Teaching Philosophy

Music is a way for me to communicate, to express the feelings and emotions that are beyond the spoken languages. It builds relationships between the performers and listeners. My goal is to build relationships with my students and encourage them to do so with others through music. I also hope that my students can learn about themselves more through learning music.

Musical Education

I have a BA in music specialized in percussion from Trinity Western University, as well as grade 8 percussion from the Associated Board
of the Royal Schools of Music.

Eventually I began composing for films, art projects, and ensembles locally and in Hong Kong when I was studying at Trinity Western University.

Special Skills and Training

I started learning piano at the age of 7, and switched to drum set when I was 14. I studied under Almond Yeung, who is a professional jazz drummer from Hong Kong. I started writing my own songs around the same time as I picked up guitar, bass, and piano again. As a composer, the greatest experience I ever had was conducting the TWU orchestra to perform my original composition in March 2023. Besides that, I still continue to polish my skills as a drummer and percussionist by joining concert band, jazz combo, and theatre productions such as Annie and Bright Star.


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).