Responds in about 4 hours
Hired 1 time
Serves Boston, MA
3 years in business
Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
Ming Hang Tam
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Here are the fees per lesson depending on the duration: 15 minutes: $28 30 minutes: $50 45 minutes: $73 60 minutes: $96 75 minutes: $120 90 minutes: $143 Studio policies: I accept lesson fees monthly, to be paid to me via Zelle or Venmo. Please understand that the monthly lesson fees will vary depending on the number of lessons in the particular weekday of the month (sometimes 4 while others 5). The monthly fees are required to be paid no later than a week before the first lesson of the next month. For student’s absence, I only accept one lesson per semester for make-up if student needs to miss the regular time.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I believe in developing students’ full potential step by step, as a mentor, to inspire them to foresee a higher vision. To me, every student is an expert learner without limitations. Tailored to each student’s learning progress and needs, my lessons include practice tasks based on pedagogical principles from both the traditional approach and the Suzuki method. My top priorities in teaching include good posture and confidence to perform. I emphasize the importance of aural development by listening to recordings carefully to recognize fundamentals, such as tunes and rhythms, as well as more detailed aspects, such as articulations and tone quality. I also focus on performance practices and interpretations of each musical composition. Overall, I see every lesson as a lesson in life, equipping my students to face challenges with practicable strategies for understanding personal skills, such as patience, determination, consistency, focus, self-motivation, memory, logic, self-awareness with evaluation, reflection and self-correction, as well as interpersonal values of trust and respect. I hope to eventually be one of the educators who paves the way for a better world for the next generations.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Master of Music with Academic Honors in Violin Performance, New England Conservatory of Music (2019) Bachelor of Music in Applied Music – Violin, Eastman School of Music (2017) Teacher Development Program, Suzuki Association of the Americas (Since April 2019): Registered Core Training: Every Child Can! Suzuki Principles in Action Violin Units 1-10 Violin Revisiting Unit 1 Violin Practicum Violin Teaching Strategies Suzuki in the Schools Level 1 Supplementary: Strategies for Engaging Your Beginning Students for Online & Distance Environment Violin Works of Kreisler Violin Unit 5-8 Overview Enrichments: Violin Establishing the Bow Arm Violin Using Keen Observation, Precise Language and Balanced Feedback to Increase Efficiency and Motivation Violin An In-Depth Study of the Technical Exercises that Appear in the International Edition of the Suzuki Violin School Violin A Survey of Supplemental Literature for Use with Suzuki Books 5 and Up Violin Preparing for Kreutzer and the Carl Flesch Scale System Violin Supplemental Repertoire: Books 6-8