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Bachelor
Hong Kong Baptist University
Teaching since 2014
Cantonese, English

Shania Chan

Saxophone, Western Music Theory
Hong Kong Baptist University
Professional field(s): Saxophone, Western Music Theory
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English
Teaching since 2014

Born in Hong Kong, Shania Chan Choi Ching is a passionate saxophone performer and educator. She has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, the Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, and China. Moreover, she has won the 18th Osaka International Music Competition (Hong Kong Semi Final) and the Hong Kong Music Talent Award 2020 (Woodwind Category Open Class).

Shania’s enthusiasm for saxophone has led her to appear in international saxophone symposiums and events, such as the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the World Music Contest Kerkrade, and the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy. Furthermore, Shania has actively taken part in many master classes conducted by esteemed saxophonists including Vincent David, Timothy McAllister, Nobuya Sugawa, Nathan Bogert, Stephen Page, Rhonda Taylor, Kenneth Tse and Habanera Saxophone Quartet.

Shania earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at the Hong Kong Baptist University under the tutelage of Mr. Jeffrey Chan. She was selected for an exchange program in Bowling Green State University (the United States) where she studied with the renowned saxophonist Dr. John Sampen. During her studies, she received numerous awards and scholarships, including HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship, Alumnus C.B. Chiu Scholarship, Character Building Fund Scholarship, Faculty of Arts Outstanding Achievement and Student Exchange Scholarship.

As a dedicated chamber musician, Shania is an active performer of different local music groups in Hong Kong including La Sax Saxophone Ensemble (HK), Hong Kong Professional Winds, New Hong Kong Philharmonia, Hong Kong Young Musicians’ Wind Orchestra. Apart from classical performances, Shania is also passionate in performing jazz and pop music. She has performed with HKBU Big Swingin’ Band, Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, as well as Hong Kong artist Louis Yuen Siu Cheung and Harry Wong.

In addition to performing, Shania is enthusiastic in teaching, aiming to promote the saxophone throughout Hong Kong. She teaches saxophone at various primary and secondary schools, as well as the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong. She was also a conductor of a local primary school wind band.

Shania Chan

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music, Hong Kong Baptist University

Graduated with first class honours

Achievement

The 18th Osaka International Music Competition (Hong Kong Semi Final)

Winner

The Hong Kong Music Talent Award 2020 (Woodwind Category Open)

Winner

HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship

Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty of Arts Outstanding Achievement

Trinity College London

ATCL Saxophone Recital

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Piano

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Music Theory

Performance Experience

La Sax x Harry Wong (Harry 哥哥) China Tour, 2018, 2019

Saxophonist and Actress

Louis Yuen 阮兆祥 King of Dreams Concert, 2019

Saxophonist

Hong Kong Economic Trade Office Reception Dinner, Seoul (Korea), 2019

Saxophone performer

Serendipity - Shania Chan's Saxophone Recital, 2019

Saxophone soloist

Concerto di Sassofono, Fringe Club, 2019

Saxophonist

Big Band Era 2019- Hard Bop Samurai: The Morota Sextet

Saxophonist

ViuTV “舉高雙手” recording, 2019

Saxophonist

ArtWalk Performance, Downtown Bowling Green, U.S.A., 2018

Saxophonist

Working Experience

T.W.G.Hs Li Ka Shing College, 2020-present

Saxophone Tutor

Kinderland Studio, 2020-present

Saxophone Tutor

St. Mary’s Canossian College, 2019-present

Saxophone Tutor

CCC Kei San Secondary School, 2019-present

Saxophone Tutor

Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School, 2019-2021

Band Conductor and Saxophone Tutor

Video

Jacques Ibert: Concertino Da Camera II. movement

Tutor's Studio

No 8 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong (near Diamond Hill Station)

Live Tutorial

Shania Chan provides live tutorial.

Lesson

Saxophone

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$500 - $550$550 - $600$600 - $750
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

ABRSM Music Theory G. 5, G. 8

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$500 - $550$600 - $650/
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Level:

All Instrumental Lessons / Accompaniment
Beginner: Beginner - G. 4
Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
Advanced: G. 8 or above

Western Music Theory
Beginner: ABRSM Music Theory G. 5
Intermediate: ABRSM Music Theory G. 8
Advanced: Trinity College London AmusTCL or above

Chinese Music Theory
Beginner: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Theory
Beginner: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 1
Intermediate: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 2
Advanced: Not applicable

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Refund Policy

We only provide a refund if the tutor is absent on the original booking time, and cannot provide a make-up lesson for the next 14 days. Apart from this, we do not accept any refund request.