Jason - Teacher #4133

- English Horn
- Oboe

- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching will focus on improving performance techniques and skills. Although the final goal of making music is to realize its musicality, but all expressions of music are based on firm techniques. These skills are always fundamental to making beautiful music.
I will also include the philosophy of music in my teaching, with special attention to expressing the philosophical thoughts behind music. I will also include some of my research in philosophy, especially aesthetics, in teaching. In my view, music is not only about joy but also about meditation and inspiration. These cultural enrichments may also profoundly influence musicians.

Musical Education

I'm currently pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Music and Philosophy at the University of Toronto.
My music journey began with the piano at the age of four and transitioned to the oboe at eight. I studied oboe with Professor Jingchun Jin, the principal oboe of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, doctoral supervisor of the Central Conservatory of Music of China.
I've performed concertos with orchestras at Beijing Music Hall, Vienna City Hall and New Cosmos International Music Festival; also performed in Ensembles at the National Centre of Performing Arts of China, Edinburg International Music Festival and Vienna Musikverein. I was the principal oboist of the Sun Yat-Sen University Symphony Orchestra and China Central Television Youth Orchestra and am now a member of the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble.

Awards and Distinctions

First prize, solo, Hong Kong International Music Festival;
First prize, chamber music, Hong Kong International Music Festival;
First prize, solo, China Youth Music Competition;
First prize, chamber music, China Youth Music Competition;
First prize, solo, China Central Conservatory Music Competition;


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).