Zhou - Teacher #593

- Piano
- Cello

- Alexander Technique
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- Solfege
- Suzuki

- English
- French
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

Zhou abides by a learning process enabling the student to acquire a solid foundation for a globalizing technical mastery of the instrument.

This rigorous part of the lesson is implemented in natural and organic ways, tailored to each student needs. The whole is crowned by an exploration of different musical styles from the rich repertoire for the cello.

In addition, collaborations with piano and between two cellos will be provided during the lessons. Students who are interested will be invited to participate in class concerts.

Finally, ear training and tips on music theory complement the learning process, when needed.

Musical Education

McGill University - Bachelor of Music
University of Montreal - Master of Music

Awards and Distinctions

Hailing as the third generation of a family of musicians, Zhou completes in summer 2013 a Master of Music from the University of Montreal under the tutelage of Carole Sirois and the late Yuli Turovsky (founder of the chamber orchestra I Musici de Montreal). Previously, she received her Bachelor of Music from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Her academic path also led her to the Glenn Gould School in Toronto and the University of Calgary where she had the unique opportunity to work and perform along the sides of legendary cellist Lynn Harrell. Twice national finalist at the Canadian Music Competition, Zhou plays the Lalo Concerto with the Orchestre symphonique de Pierre Laporte at the age of 14.

Dividing her time between performing and teaching, Zhou participated, among others, in the International Festival of the Domaine Forget, in Scotia Music Festival, Morningside Music Bridge in Shanghai, China and Wiener Musikseminar in Vienna, Austria.

In fall 2013, Zhou took part of the prestigious Institute for Orchestral Studies at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa under the direction of Pinchas Zukerman. She joins the historic tour of concerts and educational activities of the NAC Orchestra in China. In addition, her expertise brought her to perform alongside members from the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Nova Scotia Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.


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).