Tina Wang is a sought out music educator based in Vancouver, the recipient of the 2018 Royal Conservatory of Music Teacher of Distinction Award. 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 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 New Westminster District Concert Band, Delta Concert Band, Opus Arise (keyboardist), playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone. 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 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 member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, and the BC Registered Music Teachers Association. She occasionally attend national and international conferences, workshops and events. She has also had the opportunity to learn from international renown saxophonists in workshops and masterclasses such as Eugene Rousseau, Timothy McAllister, Otis Murphy, Kenneth Tse, Chien-Kwan Lin and Carrie Koffman.