Silvia Tang

Music Teacher | Currently teaching in School District #38 (Richmond)
Secondary Option (Music, 2012)

Silvia conducting the summer band concert at Garden City Elementary

Silvia conducting the summer band concert at Garden City Elementary

Since graduating from UBC with a Bachelor of Education in Music in 2012, I have taught at York House School, the Vancouver School Board, and am now at Garden City Elementary School in Richmond, BC. I have instructed general music, band, and a variety of music classes such as ukulele and recorders. ‎Although teaching may be tough sometimes, a student’s smile, a thank you card, and simple comments like, “The class is finished already? I wish we could have a longer music! You are the best music teacher ever,” are the reasons that keep me motivated. Sometimes I feel that students are not just learning from me, but I am also learning from them.

In my spare time, I am a freelance bassoon performer and teach piano privately, which I have done for over 10 years already. Right now, I am taking masters graduate level courses and have almost completed my MA at UBC!

Whenever I get a break during winter, spring and summer vacation, I like to travel to different places. So far I have been to Germany, Prague, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Mongolia, Edmonton, and will be going to Montreal and Quebec this summer.