- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
My teaching focuses on listening to where you (the student) wants to go with their artistic expression and assist you on your journey. And if you do not know where you want to go, that's okay! We can explore the many options available together to find your musical vision and voice. It will be an accessible learning environment for people of all ages and all musical backgrounds.
I earned both my Bachelor of Music with Honours (2016) and Master of Music (2020) for Saxophone Performance under the guidance of Dr. Wallace Halladay.
My saxophone studies began with jazz artist, Patrick Hewan, that led me to audition and complete Peel's Regional Arts Program at Mayfield Secondary School. During that time, I also completed my Royal Conservatory of Music Piano and compulsory credits for Level 10 with Khiet Lin and Dr. Koichi Inoue. But prior to any formal music instruction, my mother (who was self-taught) shared with me her knowledge of the piano, mandolin, and Vietnamese zither.
My post-secondary degrees are a testament to my curiosities of the world of contemporary classical saxophone. During my studies, I received opportunities to travel, learn, and perform with world renowned saxophonists and musicians. For example, the European Saxophone University summer intensive program in France, the Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival in Japan, and others closer to home. It is my pleasure to share these opportunities with my students and help them grow into their own artistic expressions.
30 Under 30 Top Classical Musicians, CBC Music | 2020;
Winds Concerto Winner, University of Toronto | 2020;
David & Marcia Beach Summer Study Award, University of Toronto | 2019;
Symphony Orchestra Concerto Winner, University of Toronto | 2019;
Entrance Program Fellowship, University of Toronto | 2018;
Faculty Artists’ Award, University of Toronto | 2015;
David & Marcia Beach Summer Study Award, University of Toronto | 2015;
Kelvin Fraser Shore Award for citizenship | 2012;
UofT Law Youth Summer Program Full Scholarship | 2012
When I'm not working as a musician, I organise with my communities by responding to needs such as mutual aid, sweat equity, volunteer labour, or social issues campaigning. I'm currently fulfilling the capacity of organising community co-designs of an artists co-operative serving queer and racialised communities. For me to work alongside the challenges community members face, I believe it is important for me to educate myself on Indigenous sovereignty, gender-based analysis+, accessibility training, ethical research conduct, and sustainable development advocacy and implementation. These experiences and knowledge enrich my relationships with all people I share space with, including my students. I am better equipped to build and maintaining trusting relationships to be a pillar of support in my students' artistic adventures.
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