Lessons for saxophone and clarinet can be taught in all styles and genres as well as helping students to prepare for music festivals, RCM exams and university entrance auditions and portfolio prep. So long as the student enjoys the lesson and is having fun while improving. Teaching method is catered to the student's learning style as every student's learning and capability is different. Lessons will be catered based on the goal of the student. 

Whether you are interested in assistance in learning the instrument, improving already established skills or starting from the beginning, the expertise of the instructor will encourage and guide you in the right direction of your musical development.

Developing proper academic skills are essential to any musician, theory and ear training will be included in the lessons as students progress.  


Lessons can be 45-60 minutes in length. Lesson length is determined by a student's age ability and experience and teacher's suggestion.

60 minute lessons are REQUIRED for students who are starting out on their instrument and to maintain improvement progress for all level and abilities

90 minute lessons are REQUIRED for students who are taking RCM level 8 exams and over. (Currently based on availability)

RCM exams are not recommended until the student is comfortably settled into the instrument. To start, they will need to understand their body coordination with the instrument. 

Tina's teaching policy - in order to move on and do exams, students MUST be at the full level standard requirement. This is set to be in the best interest for the students. 


Saxophone (age 10 & up) *depends on student capability - all levels offered

Clarinet (age 8 & up) *beginner to RCM level 6

*Music theory (all levels) is integrated into lessons

Lessons run in two locations: (based on availability)

Richmond: #12080 horseshoe Way, Richmond (running out of Wayland Sports)

Vancouver: Vancouver Academy of Music 

Lesson fees:


60 minute lesson – $80.00

VANCOUVER (VANCOUVER ACADEMY OF MUSIC) - recommended for current incoming Vancouver, North Vancouver & West Vancouver students

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The Studio’s aim is to instill excellence in music education as students learn and set a strong foundation in technique, musicianship, intonation as well as musicality while enjoying the process. 

"Everyone is capable of becoming great. Here at Phoenix Music Academy, we teach students to play music to their fullest potential. Become the best version of yourself!" - Tina Wang