Yuki’s Piano Studio’s Location in West Vancouver
Yuki’s Piano Studio is located in the neighbourhood of Chartwell in West Vancouver. Chartwell is considered to be one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in West Vancouver. The studio is close to the 15th Street exit (exit 11) from Trans-Canada Highway 1 and within walking distance to Sentinel Secondary School, Chartwell Elementary School and Hollyburn Country Club.
West Vancouver (If You Are Unfamiliar)
For those of you, who has not been to West Vancouver yet, West Vancouver is a district municipality in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The District of West Vancouver (“West Vancouver”) is one of the member municipalities of Metro Vancouver.
West Vancouver is northwest of the city of Vancouver and adjoined by the District of North Vancouver to its east.
The District of West Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and City of North Vancouver are regionally grouped together and referred to as “The North Shore” of Vancouver. Since North Vancouver is adjoined to West Vancouver, many piano students of North Vancouver also come and take piano lessons in West Vancouver.
Lions Gate Bridge connects West Vancouver to the downtown city of Vancouver. Commute to Vancouver from West Vancouver is short and easy.
West Vancouver’s parks offer scenic views of the Metro Vancouver area.
A large parking area is available in front of Yuki’s Piano Studio. On street parking is also available as it is very close to Sentinel Secondary School.
I have noticed that successful piano students I have had so far were learning to play the piano together with their parent until around the age of 9. These piano students’ parents did not simply ask or nag their children to do their piano homework while they were doing something else. If you truly want your child to succeed in learning to play the piano, parent participation during each piano lesson and at home is a must.
Please note that the piano student needs your full attention during each piano lesson. You need to make sure that your child is focusing and paying attention during the piano lesson. You need to make sure that your child understood the piano lesson materials presented during the lesson. And you need to make sure that you know what the piano homework is at the end of the lesson.
Once you are at home, you need to go over the piano homework by reviewing the piano lesson materials presented during the lesson. You need to help your child establish good piano practise habits.
If your child has a sibling, please do your best to make sure that she is taken care of elsewhere during the piano lesson. I do have a waiting room in my piano studio. If the sibling can sit quietly, she is welcome to stay there.
Before using the waiting room, please ask the piano teacher whether the waiting room is open or not. She needs to be aware if the room is going to be used or not, who will be in the room and who will be supervising.
Please keep the toys and books in the waiting room and do not bring them to the piano teaching room. Parent and/or child must clean up the toys and books after you finish playing with them.
Please note, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the waiting room of the piano studio has been closed. It shall remain closed until further notice.
Piano Teacher’s Teaching Room
The piano studio is bright and spacious. It is located on the main floor of a house rather than the basement.
The piano teacher’s teaching room of the piano studio is equipped with the following:
- An acoustic piano for private piano lessons and for playing solo or duet
- Electric keyboards for group music classes or playing duos
- A variety of rhythm instruments to learn musical concepts, such as beat and rhythm
- Music teaching tools, such as music games, stuffed animals, hand puppets, finger puppets and crafts, to make each piano student’s experience be more fun and make each musical activity more developmentally appropriate
- Reward stickers and other piano practise incentives
- Large floor keyboard and grand staff to offer visual aid and spatial experience
There shall be no rough handling of any musical instruments or any other items in the piano studio. And please supervise and make sure that your child walks inside the piano studio for her own safety.
Please be on time for your child’s piano lesson. You may wish to consider arriving a few minutes early and wait in the car just outside the piano studio until just before the piano lesson or stay and relax in my piano studio’s waiting room. If you are late, it is your child, who misses out.
Please take off your outside shoes and wear inside shoes to keep the piano studio clean.
Please put all of your cell phones (your cell phone and your child’s cell phone if she has one) on silent mode or switch them off. It is absolutely necessary that you need to take a phone call, please go outside the piano studio to avoid disturbing your child’s piano lesson.
Each piano student is welcome to bring her own water bottle. However, please ensure that there are no gum, food or drink anywhere in the piano studio (both the piano teacher’s teaching room and the waiting room) during the piano lesson time.
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