Tina Wang is a multi-instrumentalist and a sought out music instructor based in Vancouver, BC. Recognized as a 'Teacher of Distinction' by the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2018, Tina is 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, piano and clarinet privately, ranging from beginner to college level as well as collaborating as a pianist with other instrumentalists.
As a very proficient pianist before turning to the saxophone, she has had 20 years of piano studies with various instructors, and received several awards in the regional music festivals and competitions. Tina has performed with the UBC Concert Winds, UBC Wind Ensemble, UBC Jazz ensemble, New Westminster District Concert Band and Delta Concert Band, playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone. She also formerly performed with Opus Arise (sessional keyboardist). She is currently actively playing with the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble (alto saxophonist), Sax Noir Quartet, Douglas College Wind Band (section leader & coach), Flying Tonkatsu; an anime group ensemble (clarinet, saxophonist, pianist), and a guest performer in the BC Chinese Orchestra. Tina believes strongly 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.
Tina is a passionate teacher who loves working with students of all levels and ages. She loves nurturing the talents of young musicians. Tina teaches out of her own saxophone studio, Phoenix Music Academy, 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. Her students also have successful auditions and applications to University programs such as University of British Columbia, New York University, and other university music programs. 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 and an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music. Her teachers includes Dr Julia Nolan and Michael Morimoto.
Tina is a Key Leave Artist and member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, and the BC Registered Music Teachers Association.