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The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teaching since 2016
Cantonese, English

Kaden Yim

Bassoon
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Professional field(s): Bassoon
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English
Teaching since 2016

Kaden Yim started learning bassoon at age 11. Yim started his bassoon learning with Miss Angel Cheung On Ki. In 2012, he started his music study in Hong Kong Baptist University for two years, studying from Mr. Kam Shui, former principal bassoon of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Then, he continued his music study in Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). He attained Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree in 2018. He studied with Mr. Ting-Yuen Chan since 2019, principal bassoon of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and obtained Master of Music in 2023 from HKAPA.

Kaden Yim actively participate in chamber groups as well as orchestras. He had worked with Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Ponte Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Orchestra and more. He travelled and performed in different countries including Taiwan, Austria, Thailand, Spain and Singapore. He has participated in international music festivals including International Double Reed Society Conferences, Asian Double Reed Association Conference, World Music Competition, Singapore Double Reed Weekend and more. In 2018, he was award Musicus Society’s Bank of China and Tung Foundation Overseas Training Bursaries to participate a music training program in Finland alongside with Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. In 2019, his chamber group was awarded first prize in Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition and his quintet group also represented the academy and performed in Macau 2019. In 2022, he was invited to join the Rome Chamber Music Festival.

Over the years, Yim also actively participates in many masterclasses and workshops and festivals. Yim participated classes with Mr. Ricardo Terzo, Mr. Carlo Colombo, Mr. Denial Jemison, Mr. Matthias Racz and more.

He is a member of Young Pro Platform under The Orchestra Academy of Hong Kong and a committee member of The Bassoonion, a local organization promoting the bassoon. He has written serval arrangement works for bassoon ensemble groups. He is now active in teaching and performing.

Kaden Yim

Education

Master of Music, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Performance Experience

Young Pro Platform, 2021-present

Bassoon

Cantabile Orchestra, 2023

Bassoon

Rome Chamber Music Festival, 2022

Bassoon

Pan Aisa Symphony Orchestra, 2016-present

Bassoon

Cammer Musicus, 2019

Guest Baroque Bassoon

Working Experience

Yaumati Catholic Primary School, 2022-present

Bassoon Tutor

Heept Yunn Primary School, 2021-present

Bassoon Tutor

International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School, 2017-present

Bassoon Tutor

Hong Kong Baptist Convention Primary School, 2017-2023

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Teaching Style

Yim's teaching is flexible and continuous adjusting accordingly. Through learning, Yim wish students not only learn playing the instrument and music, but also enjoying the class, grwoing and developing.

Young students usually starts with half of the instrument, which is easier to start with. The rest of the instrument will be added as the learning progress.

Self-made notes are provided for theory class.

Classes can be conducted in Cantonese or English.

Teaching Location

Wan ChaiKowloon CityKwun TongSham Shui PoWong Tai SinYau Tsim MongSai KungTsuen Wan

Tutor's Studio

To Kwa Wan

Live Tutorial

FaceTime, Zoom, Skype

Lesson

Bassoon

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$550 - $650$600 - $700$630 - $730
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Level:

All Instrumental Lessons / Accompaniment
Beginner: Beginner - G. 4
Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
Advanced: G. 8 or above

Western Music Theory
Beginner: ABRSM Music Theory G. 5
Intermediate: ABRSM Music Theory G. 8
Advanced: Trinity College London AmusTCL or above

Chinese Music Theory
Beginner: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Theory
Beginner: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 1
Intermediate: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 2
Advanced: Not applicable

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We only provide a refund if the tutor is absent on the original booking time, and cannot provide a make-up lesson for the next 14 days. Apart from this, we do not accept any refund request.