Kevin Tang

Kevin T.

San Francisco, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I provide a solid education for building the fundamentals of playing clarinet. I have been trained by some of the most respected clarinetists in the country and have experience teaching students of all ages. Students will be assessed on an individual basis and a curriculum and teaching plan will be developed and tailored to their specific needs after our initial lesson.
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Kevin teaches



Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 70

Teaching since:
August 2008

Originating from San Francisco, clarinetist Kevin Tang earned a M.M. at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Mark Nuccio. Kevin earned a B.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Luis Baez and was a recipient of the Phyllis C. Wattis Scholarship. Kevin attended the San Francisco School of the Arts High School, where he studied with Jerry Simas and Art Austin. During the 2008/2009 season, Kevin won the SFSOTA concerto competition and was also named Principal Clarinetist of the California Youth Symphony.
Kevin is an active freelance musician in the Bay Area. Kevin was formerly the Principal Clarinetist of the Symphony Orchestra of the Americas, and has performed with the One World Symphony, Astoria Symphony, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Symphony Orchestra, LoftOpera, Phoenix Quartet, Tactus, New York Repertory Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera, San Francisco Wind Ensemble, Symphony Parnassus, Cazadero Symphony and Berkeley Symphony. During the summers of 2012 and 2013, Kevin was the Clarinet Instructor at Cazadero Music Camp. Kevin has attended the Hot Springs Music Festival and Miami Summer Music Festival, and has been a member of the Ohio Light Opera.
Kevin is also an active clarinet teacher. Kevin teaches through Discover Melody. Kevin maintains a private studio of students and has also taught through the Harmony Program, a nonprofit organization that brings intensive after-school music programs to communities with limited access to instrumental music education.

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Clarinet Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Discover Melody

I teach clarinet to students all around the world online.

Clarinet Teacher
Jun 2016 - Oct 2016
Harmony Program

I teach clarinet to students in low income schools in Brooklyn.

Music Instructor
Jun 2012 - Aug 2013
Cazadero Music Camp

For two summers, I was the clarinet instructor at Cazadero Music Camp in California. I taught private lessons to middle and high school students and lead sectionals and masterclasses.

Clarinet teacher
Aug 2008 - Jun 2009
Presidio Middle School

I lead sectionals and coached the clarinet section at Presidio Middle School.


Master of Music - Classical Clarinet
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Music - Clarinet Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2014
San Francisco Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation Scholarship
Aug 2011
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Photos & Videos

Live performance of Cantilene by Cahuzac from my Sophomore Year recital at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Performing a violin sonata by Bach transcribed for clarinet at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Performing Ravel's Mother Goose Suite at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Tim V. Jan 11, 2018
Clarinet · In home

Kevin was able to understand my problem right from the start and customize the first lesson to help me move forward.

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