Lessons available for:
- Jazz, Blues, Boogie-Woogie
- Musical, Show tunes
- Soundtracks from films, anime, cartoons, & video games
- Children: 2nd grader and older
- Adults of any age (Adults! Don’t shy away. 1/3 of my students are adults and they enjoy it and I also enjoy the lessons with them very much.)
Levels: All levels are welcomed, complete beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
- Piano performance and technique
- Sight reading, sight singing
- Music theory, harmony, chords
- Ear training, Transcribing, Dictation
- Composition, Arranging
- Music production using music softwares
Other things that are available:
- Preparation for assessment exams by Royal Conservatory Music Development Program
- Annual recital usually in March or May (sometimes November as well) available for 12K students (Performing in it is optional)
Students pay monthly at the beginning of each month to reserve their regular time slots. However, each lesson rate is as followed:
- $40 for a 30 minute lesson
- $60 for a 45 minute lesson
- $80 for a 60 minute lesson
Missed lessons / Make-up policy / Rescheduling
Just like any other private school, if a student misses a lesson the missed lesson is not going to be refunded or credited regardless of a reason because the time slot is reserved to that particular student. Please try your best to reschedule or make up the missed lesson. Even though a make up lesson is not 100% guaranteed, I’ll try my best to create make up lesson times. I’m not teaching on major holidays. On those days, students are not charged tuition. Please take a look at when there is no lesson below in “Annual Schedule” section.
These are the days I’m USUALLY (it may vary year to year) not teaching:
- Labor Day
- Halloween day
- The day before Thanksgiving Day & Thanksgiving Day
- A few days before Christmas through New Year’s Day
- President Day
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
Summer (June, July, & August) tuitions are prorated due to most students having vacations here and there. Tuitions for lessons not scheduled are not charged.
Instead of trying to practice certain amount of minutes a day, try to practice each assigned song a few times everyday. If students practice this way practice time may be less but /and they will have more efficient effective practice. Also try to practice everyday instead of practicing for a long time only once or twice a week.
I strongly suggest that students’ finger nails are trimmed for more effective, efficient and technically well done performances. However, if you play guitar & need your finger nails to be certain way please disregard this suggestion.
When an injury occurs:
Sometimes students miss lessons because they injured a finger, hand or arm from playing sports. Please remember that unless they are in pain, they can still take their lessons. There are a lot of things students and teachers can work on without using their injured finger, hand or arm; theory, ear training, rhythm practice and reading, sight singing, music history, music appreciation and listening, or even finding some new fun songs together, or just use one hand.
Other important things to remember:
- I advise students arrive to their lessons a few minutes earlier and sit and wait so that students are relaxed, calm and ready for a lesson. When students rush to come to lessons they usually don’t have a good start.
- If students or their parents need to discuss about scheduling, payment, or any other matters besides music please contact me via email. Or if I have time I would suggest you to discuss those matters before you start lessons not after the lesson is over. When a lesson is over most teachers (including myself) have the next student waiting to start right away. Please be considerate for the next student’s lesson time.