Pursuing your dream without family support is frustrating, yet Kelvin Sir believed in himself and decided to start his very own music career. In spite of his family's opposition, he became a piano teacher. Let us see how Kelvin Sir has become so successful!
Opposition By His Family To Pursue His Childhood Dream of Sharing Music
I have set my mind on piano teaching since I was young. Recognizing that I am talented in teaching and understanding students' talents and personalities, I know it is a calling to become a piano teacher. My childhood entertainment was to teach my maid and 3 other students to play the piano. I found happiness in classical music. I want to share this happiness, so people can appreciate classical music and feel its power.
I love classical music and believe that being a piano teacher is written in the stars. But my family was not positive about this decision, as they thought it was not a good lifelong career choice. Although I already have a bachelor degree, my passion for piano is still burning! I realised that teaching piano is in my blood. I believe that career and interest can coexist. Being confident in my skills and ability, I started this career.
Helping Students Develop a Passion for Music
I have taught in a music centre, yet my visions did not align with theirs. So I decided to start my own business and teach according to each student's ability. I believe that no one should be forced to learn arts. Since music is not only a subject but also an art, students should feel the music before learning. In order to make students love your lessons, be passionate about them, and remember what you teach, teachers have to understand them and design customised learning plans. Flexibility is the key.
I understand children. I am also patient, positive, humorous and optimistic. Children love my teaching methods, and they remember the materials really well. Other advanced students also appreciate my inspiring lessons. I teach and inspire them all wholeheartedly.
Why Did You Choose HelloToby in the First Place?
I got in touch with HelloToby by chance. Teachers are usually passive on other intermediary platforms, however, HelloToby allows teachers to initiate conversations with students so they can grasp more information. Also, other intermediary platforms usually list all the teachers available, while HelloToby provides you with 4 suitable matches only, helping students and teachers make better choices.
On top of that, I received an order a few days after I had joined. I was encouraged and excited. I treasured that opportunity and believed that it would be a success.
How Does HelloToby Help You with Your Business?
The InstaQuote function saves preparation and teaching time. It allows students and parents to sign up if they appreciate with my style. Other than that, HelloToby provides different badges for high-rated teachers, which boosts up customers' confidence. HelloToby has given me a lot of support. Benefits of being a Top Pro include having monthly checkups by Pros manager or being one of the first to try new functions. All of these have given me good experience.
70% of my clients come from HelloToby. My students range from 3-year-old children to mothers. There are also international students from England, Canada or Iran. Most of my students are not piano experts, but I also have some grade 8 students.
What is the Secret to Your Success Achieved in HelloToby? What Advice Would You Give to New Experts?
I suggest new experts to complete their profiles and contact clients.
A well-completed Pro profile leaves good impression. Experts' first impressions come from their profiles. You will look insincere if your profile is too simple. More importantly, an incomplete profile does not provide enough information about the expert or the service. Completed profiles are like a sincere self-introduction which lets customers can learn more about you, especially your strengths and uniqueness.
Secondly, experts should contact customers initiatively. It is not a good tactic to lay back and wait for customers. I initiate conversations with my customers. It is by understanding students' background and needs that I can design the best learning plan for each of them.
Lastly, remember to communicate with parents. If you constantly keep track of your students' progress, you can encourage them when needed. Good communication and cooperation are important.
How Did You Stand Out from the Crowd and Become A Top Pro?
Firstly, I have a lot of passion for piano teaching. Teaching piano is not a job - it is a part of my life, my calling. Have one lesson with me, and you will know whether I teach for the sake of making money or for enlightening students.
Secondly, I teach differently compared to other teachers. I build strong music foundation for my students and teach them theory. Furthermore, I incorporate different elements in my lessons, such as aural practice, music theory, music creativity, music appreciation, and ensemble playing. I hope students can feel the music and express it well.
What Are some Frequently Asked Questions?
1. Teaching Style
Piano lessons are one-on-one sessions. Each student is unique and has a different pace of learning. By having one-on-one teaching sessions, students can receive the personalised guidance. I also teach in small groups, such as for couples or twins. These cases are rare and only allowed if their ability and level are the same.
2. Teaching Target
I teach children, teenagers, and also adults!
3. Lesson Time
My teaching schedule is flexible. My working hours is 8 am to 10:30 pm.
How Can A Customer Receive Your Quotations?
I provide lessons either at your place or my place. Students can click the 'receive quotations' button on my profile. I will contact you as soon as possible after you have input necessary information, which includes mainly your musical background and goal.
|【5-Star Rating】Kelvin teaches with heart and has good chemistry with my son.|
|【5-Star Rating】My wife and I are Kelvin's students. Kelvin's very nice and patient. He focuses a lot on techniques and articulation. He also gives lots of examples to give us a broader view of music, making the class much more fun and eye-opening.|