© 2016-2018 by Anderson Chau Piano Teacher

MISSION

To Help Your Child Develop a Love for Piano & Music

  • Quality lessons to build a solid & comprehensive music foundation

  • 100% effort and commitment towards your child's success

  • Passionate and uplifting personality that all students and parents will love

  • Fun games & exercises to keep students engaged in learning

  • Diverse repertoire of music to learn from(Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop)

  • Learning from the comfort of your own home

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." 
-Benjamin Franklin

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is my passion, it’s what I do and it’s who I am. Music is so important to me because I feel that music has the power to change someone’s life dramatically. Music is the vehicle that calms the mind, the loosens the body, and soothes the soul. Not only do I want to teach my students how to play the piano and become wonderful musicians, I want to be able to make an impact in their lives and to inspire them to become better human beings.

As an instructor, I teach through demonstration, explanation, and engagement. To demonstrate, I play for them the music that they’re going to learn, music that they enjoy listening to, and music that I currently know myself; To explain, I teach them how to read music, understand the theoretical knowledge behind music, how to maintain good posture and technique, how to develop their aural skills so they may begin to improvise, and most importantly, how to play with emotion and expression; To engage, I always make sure to ask thought provoking questions to ensure that my students have a thorough understanding of what they are learning. By teaching my students with these methods, I believe that they will be able be more engaged in their learning which will provide them with a better overall learning experience. 

 

Through music, I also want to teach my students the concept of hard work, perseverance, and dedication. These concepts are so important because it is relatable and interchangeable in all aspects of life whether it be school, sports or work. In order to get better at playing the piano, students must learn the habit of practising on a daily basis. It doesn’t have to be an hour every day, it could even be 10-15 mins every other day and as time goes by, the students progress in music will grow. They will begin to learn more things, their practise sessions will naturally become longer because they will get better and will want to improve, and most importantly, they will start enjoying the process of learning. This is how good habits and disciplines are formed. I strongly believe that by learning these skills, students will not only be able to play beautiful music in the future, but they will also become successful people who will do good in life because of the good habits that they have developed throughout their music learning career.

 

The journey of learning music is a long journey but an extremely rewarding one to walk upon. Because I have been on this journey myself, I understand what it takes to achieve a certain level of success. I am extremely patient, dedicated and enthusiastic when it comes to teaching my students and I will do everything in my power to inspire the next generation of musicians.