Biography

Angela Chan holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance and Psychology, a Master of Arts in Piano Performance, Psychology and Education and a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Music Performance studies, from Concordia University, Montreal. Her principal teacher at Concordia University was Professor Philip Cohen, an artistic descendent of Frederick Chopin, who studied with Yvonne Hubert.

Angela has given solo and duo piano performances in Canada, Europe, the USA and Hong Kong, and has been featured on the Discovery Channel (Canada) and on the Australian Television Network. She has adjudicated a number of competitions including the Concours de Jeunesses Quebec-Ontario, the Young Music Explorers Videotape Piano Competition and the Young Music Explorers Piano Scholarship Competition.

Angela is the founder and director of the . She is also piano examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto). She has led numerous workshops and masterclasses in Quebec and Ontario and has published many articles on Music Education. Angela is a member of the Quebec Registered Music Teachers' Association, the National Music Teachers' Association (MTNA) and the American Liszt Society.

Angela's post-doctoral research interests:

  1. Development of technology towards facilitating kinaesthetic / tactile communication between teacher and learner in long distance piano coaching
  2. Implementation of technology in piano pedagogy to facilitate learning
  3. Maximizing the potential of musical performers through the removal of performance blocks and interferences
  4. Potential pitfalls in the personal and artistic development of young gifted musician