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.
Tina believes strongly in the importance of diversity of music and can be found involved in a wide diversity of music projects around Vancouver, ranging from classical to contemporary, jazz, popular and anime music on both the saxophone and piano. She is currently actively playing with the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble (alto saxophonist), Sax Noir Quartet, Douglas College Wind Band (section leader & coach), and Flying Tonkatsu; an anime group ensemble (clarinet, saxophonist, pianist).
Tina is a passionate teacher who loves working with students of all levels and ages. She loves nurturing the talents of young musicians. Tina is on the faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) and also teaches out of her own saxophone studio, Phoenix Music Academy. Tina's studio features many extremely talented students who achieves high placements and recognition in local and national music competitions and festivals as well as successful auditions for the British Columbia Honour Band (BCMEA), the National Youth Band of Canada, Tanglewood Music Institute, and Interlochen World Youth Wind Ensemble. Her students also have successful auditions and applications to various U.S. and Canadian Universities with prestigious saxophone and music programs. Tina is also a clinician in some of the local elementary and high school programs.
Tina is a Key Leave Artist and member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, and the BC Registered Music Teachers Association.
Tina holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the UBC School of music and an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music.