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- Tina Wang (Saxophonist, Educator, Vancouver Academy of Music, Phoenix Music Academy)
Tina Wang is a sought out music instructor based in Vancouver, BC. Equally passionate and dedicated to music teaching, performing, accompaniment and the art of chamber music, Tina has a wide-ranging experience on the saxophone, piano, and other instruments. For over 10 years she has taught saxophone and piano, ranging from beginner to pre-college level as well as collaborating as a pianist with other instrumentalists.
Tina is currently actively performing with the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble (alto saxophonist), Douglas College Wind Band (section leader & coach), Sax Noir Saxophone Quartet, Flying Tonkatsu; an anime group ensemble (clarinet, saxophonist, pianist) and sessional member of Opus Arise (keyboardist/saxophonist). Tina believes in the importance of diversity of music and can be found involved with a wide variety of ensembles and music projects, in styles ranging from classical to contemporary, jazz and symphonic metal on a variety of instruments.
As a passionate teacher, Tina loves working with students of all levels and ages. She loves nurturing the talents of her students and was recognized as a ‘Teacher of Distinction’ by the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2018. Tina teaches out of her own saxophone studio, Phoenix Music Academy (established in late 2014) and is also on the faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) and co-directs the VAM Saxophone Ensemble Program. The ensemble consists of several young avid elementary and high school musicians that participate in community performances as well as music festivals. Tina works with students of all ages and levels from all over Greater Vancouver. Her students have achieved high placements and recognition in their own schools as well as in local and national music competitions and festivals as well as successful auditions for the British Columbia Honour Band, the National Youth Band of Canada, Tanglewood Music Institute, and Interlochen World Youth Wind Ensemble. Tina is also a clinician in some of the local elementary and high school programs.
Tina holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the UBC School of music where she completed her saxophone studies under the tutelage of Dr Julia Nolan, a renowned North American Saxophone artist. She is currently in completion of her Artist Diploma at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She has also had the opportunity to study with international renown saxophonists in workshops and masterclasses such as Eugene Rousseau, Timothy McAllister, Otis Murphy, Kenneth Tse, Chien-Kwan Lin and Carrie Koffman. Tina is a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, and the BC Registered Music Teachers Association.