Xing Sheng - Teacher #2804

- Saxophone

- Solfege

- English
- Mandarin
- Taiwanese

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that each individual learns in a different way and there are no set rules or ways of teaching that fit everyone. Part of the teaching process is unlocking how the student learns and then I can that further.

Interest is the most important factor that pushes students to learn by themselves. Only if they find it fun, they will spend more time practicing and enjoying the music. I will always do my best to make the learning process fun and enjoyable.

Musical Education

I have a Bachelor of Music from McGill University, majoring in Classical saxophone performance where I studied with Marie-Chantal Leclair and Louis-Philippe Bonin. During which I attended large ensembles such as McGill Woodwind Orchestra and Contemporary Music Orchestra, and small ensembles including saxophone quartet, woodwind quintet, etc. It was quite an enjoyable journey and I hope i can share my experience with more people.

Awards and Distinctions

Outstanding Achievement in Saxophone
Grace Evelyn Tuttle Scholarship
Enriched Education Opportuniry bursary
Schulich EEO Travel Award

Special Skills and Training

I attended events such as the Orford Musique and Rimouski Saxophone Symposium, as well as masterclasses with various professors from around the world.


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).