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Mei-Hsuan Turner

Vancouver BC | N/A

About me

Here is a short summary of my professional experiences. I have completed my undergrad at UBC School of Music with a Bachelor of Music specializing in music education. I also have both ARCT diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music for music performance and music teaching. I have received numerous scholarships and first and second standing from music festivals such as Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival Chinese, British Columbia Conservatory of Music and National Professional Music Teacher’s Association. I have been teaching in Vancouver for the last 10 years. In addition, I have been and still am actively involved in the community working with children. In my spare time, I read, write and learn something new every single day.

Specialties

My philosophy on music teaching is to create and share the love of music. I engage my students with innovative activities to make music learning fun; the way it should be. I will help my students develop strong musicianship skills such as technique, aural, and sight-reading skills for a complete music education. The objective will be for students to be able to pursue a profession in either teaching/performing field or to foster continual enjoyment of music throughout their lives. Students will be able to creatively express themselves in a safe and friendly environment.

Lesson details

I offer four different types of piano lessons to suit individual students’ needs: recreation, exam-based, and competitive. Students will have one private lesson per week for 30, 45, or 60 minutes depending on level of instruction.

Recreational

The recreation program is open to all ages and offers students the most freedom to explore different genre of music. Students may learn jazz, pop, rock, or any music they choose. This program is very fun and enjoyable and perfect for students who are self-lead with a strong passion for music.

Exam-Based

The exam-based program offers a comprehensive approach to music learning. It prepares students for practical grade examinations from the Royal Conservatory of Music. This program consists of progressive levels in classical music, technique and musicianship skills. Students need to know that it is essential to schedule in Daily Practice along with parent(s) participation. It is recommended that Grades 1-4 need 45 minutes of practice per day, Grades 5/6 1 hour per day, Grades 7/8 1 ½ hours per day, and Grades 9-ARCT 2 hours per day. Before signing up, students must attend an interview.

Competitive

The competitive program offers an intensive music study. In addition to the RCM examinations, students in this program will participate in concerts, festivals, competitions, and master classes. This program is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career in the music industry. Students are only accepted after audition or by recommendation.

Elementary Beginners

Piano lessons consisting of interactive games are open to the very young beginners ages 4-6. Young students will be introduced to simple rhythms, musical alphabets, and song recognition to develop a strong musical foundation. This program is highly recommended for the young beginners as music education, especially piano study, is most effective in young children. Parents are welcome to join the class.

Education and Accreditation

B.Mus. in Secondary Education Stream
University of British Columbia 2009
ARCT in Piano Performance
The Royal Conservatory of Music 2008
ARCT in Piano Teaching
The Royal Conservatory of Music 2008

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Students Home
Teachers Studio

Genre

Childrens Music
Classical
Contemporary
Improvisation
Jazz
Performance
Pop
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Instruments and Subjects

pedagogy
piano
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English
Mandarin

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