Can You Talk About Your Music Background and Experience?
After I graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, I received piano (LTCL, ATCL), violin (LTCL, ATCL), viola (LTCL) and cello (ATCL) diplomas from Trinity College London. I have 15 years of teaching experience, having taught violin in Choi Wan Saint Joseph's Primary School and cello Korean Internation School of Hong Kong. I have been a judge at the Hong Kong Youth Music Competition as well. On the other hand, I frequently sign up for master classes. I had lessons with various famous performers. They are Dr Angela Cholakian and Marie-Laure Muller etc. for piano; James Cuddeford and Karen Goymoand for violin; and Trey Lee for cello. I also finished a course on Practical Conducting Techniques in HKTRC.
I am also active in different Hong Kong music groups, such as Accordion Troupe Hong Kong, Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra (violinist and viola player), Asian Chamber Orchestra (principal second violin and principal viola), SAR Philharmonic (viola player), and many more musical ensembles. I also took part in recordings and concerts. I played the violin in the movie Call of Heroes and viola in Love Me Strings. I also showed up on TV programmes as a music performer, such as a culture show on TVB.
Why Did You Choose HelloToby in the First Place?
HelloToby is a big customer source, it allows me to choose different target groups, such as those who live nearby, or want to learn the musical instrument I know very well. I can give out different quotations to the different target groups, so my service can be more specific. Also, the cost of giving quotations and contacting students are of good ratio, so I think it is worth it.
How Does HelloToby Help You with Your Business?
I think the best advantage of using HelloToby is that I can expand my target group, including students learning different instruments and of different ages. Starting from the beginning of 2017 to June 2018, I have been hired by over 80 students, 20% of students at Piano Violin Duo Workshop comes from HelloToby.
Furthermore, the paying method of HelloToby suits me. Most music centres would take up half of the tuition fee as commission or introduction fee, so the income of teachers is limited. But in HelloToby, you only have to pay for quotations. Of course, whether you get hired or not depends mainly on your ability.
How Did You Stand Out from the Crowd and Become A Top Pro? And What Are The Characteristics?
I would give quotations according to customers' needs. You would learn more about them after you communicate with them, then give a reasonable quote.
On top of our professional teaching style, our teaching pinpoint the focus. The students can, therefore, gain more knowledge. Lastly, Piano Violin Duo Workshop provides a good learning environment which is spacious and provides the best quality instruments. We take care of every student's needs and use different teaching method.
What is the Secret to Your Success Achieved in HelloToby? What Advice Would You Give to New Experts?
It is important for new experts to complete their profiles. Customers receive quotations from different experts, if you want to stand out, the most efficient way is through profiles. You should include an introduction, pictures and successful cases, allowing the customers to know about your profession.
You should also choose the right customer. Every expert has their own strength, so do not give quotations to every request. You should give quotations according to customers' needs.
Do not spam the customers. Every customer has different needs, you should give an initial quote based on the request and adjust it with the customers after asking for more details and questions.
Can You Share A Story of One of Your Students?
I had a violin student whose interest in music has grown under the guidance of teachers. This student started to listen to different ensemble performances and learn more about different aspects of music. Under our guidance, not only did he fully comprehend violin skills and knowledge, but he also wanted to learn piano and cello, and he achieved the grade 5 exam within a year. The happiest moment as a teacher is witnessing students fall in love with music. Only love can help you learn better.
How Can A Customer Receive Your Quotations?
Our studio provides piano, violin, viola, cello, accordion, music theory, and piano competition classes. We also provide wedding piano accompaniment service. If you want our service, click "get quotes", we will introduce you to more service and provide a reasonable quotation specifically for you!
|【5-Star Rating】Man sir is very professional and he is enthusiastic in teaching. I liked my first cello lesson. The studio is located just next to the MTR station, making it super convenient.|
|【5-Star Rating】GREAT! A passionate teacher:) knows many musical instruments. And the place is just next to the MTR station.|