Carl - Teacher #2781

- Saxophone

- Music Appreciation
- Music History

- Cantonese
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

I believe everyone can become a great musician. It is my goal to lead the student to their success by providing them a complete, creative, and nurturing education. It is important for the studio to be a safe space for student to learn and express their creativity. Music is a subject that continue to evolve in our lifetime; My hope is to train, educate and inspire musicians to follow their dream of become a productive member of the musical art society.

Musical Education

I have attended the following schools earning the following degrees:

- Bowling Green State University - Master of Music in Saxophone Performance
- Wilfrid Laurier University - Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance

My principal teachers included Dr. John Sampen, Prof. David Wiffen, and Frances Koh. I have studied and performed Saxophone more 10+ years. In my Graduate study in BGSU, USA, I have focused in saxophone pedagogy and ethnomusicology.

Awards and Distinctions

Rosaraum Saxophone Quartet, Tenor saxophonist, Semifinalists in North American Saxophone Alliance 2022 Biennial Conference Competitions, USA, 2022

Rosaraum Saxophone Quartet, Tenor saxophonist, First place in Wayland Chamber Competition, Ohio, USA, 2021

Rosaraum Saxophone Quartet, Tenor saxophonist, Second place in Wayland Chamber Competition, Ohio, USA, 2020

Concerto Soloist, GEN by Ryo Noda, BGSU Wind symphony, Ohio, USA 2022

Concerto Graduate Division winner, BGSU Competitions in Music Performance, Ohio, USA, 2021

Principal Alto Saxophonist, The Governor General’s Horse Guards, Canadian Armed Forces, Ontario, Canada, 2019 – present 

Concerto Soloist, Concertango by Luis Serrano Alarcón, WLU Wind Orchestra, Ontario, Canada, 2020

Saxophonist, Free Improvisation Renegade Ensemble, Ontario, Canada, 2018 - 2020

Tenor Saxophonist, Ceremonial Guard, Canadian Armed Forces, Ontario, Canada, 2019

Baritone Saxophonist, Wellington Wind Orchestra, Ontario, Canada, 2017 - 2018

Special Skills and Training

I love music and saxophone very much. I have been perusing an international saxophonist career since middle school. In my spare time I freelance as wood wind repair specialist and LGBTQ+ and mental health activist.


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).