Shiori - Teacher #548

- Piano
- Bass Clarinet
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Recorder
- Saxophone

- Alexander Technique
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English
- Japanese

Teaching Philosophy

My approach to teaching is personalized for each student. I strive to nurture and encourage their passion for music while simultaneously building a strong foundation in music theory and fundamental playing techniques for their instrument.

Musical Education

McGill University - Masters of Music ,
Brandon University - Bachelor of Music,
Cambrian College - Performance Diploma

Awards and Distinctions

-Arthur & Abbie Vining Memorial Graduate Scholarship (2008)
-Mary Smart Scholarship (2007)
-Helen C. Riesberry Scholarship in Music ( 2007 )
-INCO Limited Scholarships (2003/2004)
Top Senior Woodwind of the 58th and 59th Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury
-Top Woodwind and Overall Performance Awards (2003/2004 )
Cambrian College Senior Award Concert Competition, Sudbury, ON

Special Skills and Training

With over ten years of private teaching experiences to students of all ages and levels, I have demonstrated the enjoyment of learning music in a variety of styles (Classical, jazz, pop and folk). Each student has developed solid understanding of music theory and techniques for their chosen instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone or Piano) and many have shown an interest in continuing their music education and or a desire to continue playing their instrument while pursing their education towards their career. As a band clinician for many years, I have visited both public and private schools to help individuals improve their musical skills and introduce the joy of music. Royal Conservatory of Music Certificates: Grade 10 Clarinet Grade 6 Piano Grade 8 Piano Grade 2 Theory Rudiments


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).