Information About Yuen Yan - Cambridge teacher
This is how 2 referees rated Yuen Yan:
As a Cambridge graduate in the Faculty of Education, I am delighted to settle down in this amazing place. I started piano at the age of 5, and music has been an important part of my life ever since.
Classically trained as a pianist and violinist, I picked up another instrument named Erhu (Chinese violin) and became a professional performer. I am experienced in teaching both children and adults, from different cultural backgrounds.
Also, I have been actively involved in both Western and Chinese orchestra since high school. Thanks to my years of experience in being a orchestra member and soloist, I am familiar with orchestral music.
As a humble music therapist, I am passionate about music itself and believe in the power of music. I trust that music is in everybody and I respect every student's individuality and thus tailor my teaching methods to develop my students' full potential.
I started teaching in 2009 and most students put their trust in me when they first decided to learn an instrument. I also enjoy exploring the world of music with students with learning disabilities.
I am proud to say my students, aged from 5 to 60, are enthusiastic in playing the instrument they have chosen and keen to improve their skills following my advices.
I adopt a flexible approach in teaching - I believe every student is unique and my job is to develop the strengths and improve the weaknesses. I put a lot of emphasis on solid foundation in my teaching.
For young children, I tend to use more interactive approach to explain complicated music theories, yet strict in the fundamentals such as posture and rhythm. For adults, I am always happy to discuss with them my lesson plan and choose the best exercises and songs that suits their music interests and needs.
For my students who would like to take exams, I am happy to tailor the lessons based on their progress. I believe in the quality of learning and understanding rather than the quantity of pieces that they learn.
I am fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, and a native speaker of Cantonese Chinese.
I am happy to travel and travelling costs will be added on the top of the standard tuition fee. Please message me to discuss the price.
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Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Cambridge (2017) - Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Anglia Ruskin University (2015) - Music Therapy (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Hong Kong (2013) - Social Work (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)