Harry - Teacher #2071

- Saxophone

- Ear Training

- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

Music has had an enormous impact on my life, allowing me to become more confident, express what cannot be said in words, and meet incredible people from around the world. I strive to introduce others to the transformative power of music in hopes that it will have a similar effect on them. I will work closely with you to meet your goals while instilling and maintaining a love for music.

Musical Education

I hold a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from Northwestern University where I was awarded the prize for top academic achievement in my class and am currently pursuing a Diploma in Music Performance at UBC. My primary teachers include Taimur Sullivan (Professor of saxophone at Northwestern), Julia Nolan (Professor of saxophone at UBC), and Ken Radnofsky (Professor of saxophone at New England Conservatory)

Awards and Distinctions

I was a recipient of a British Columbia Arts Council Grant, winner of Brown University’s Concerto competition, second-place winner of the Canadian Music Competition, and a semifinalist at the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition. I have played with ensembles such as the internationally renowned Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, National Youth Band of Canada, and Tanglewood Young Artists Wind Ensemble.

Special Skills and Training

I am an ardent advocate for music education. I teach private lessons regularly, was a coach in the Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy, and held a benefit recital which raised $1400 for a local elementary school’s underfunded music program.


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).