In 2008 Angela Chan founded the
Lambda School of Music & Fine Arts,
bringing the highest quality musical and artistic education to Montreal's West Island. Prof. Chan is a graduate of Concordia University's Leonardo Project, the brainchild of Phil Cohen who pioneered many new techniques in linking the body to musical performance: "shaping the invisible." These are the techiques Prof. Chan uses to work her miracles in developing the abilities of young pianists. Alan Fraser has also worked for over thirty years with Phil Cohen, and brings a similar slant to his approach, with added dimensions of Feldenkrais Method and the virtuosity of Kemal Gekic.
SPECIAL SESSION FOR LOCAL TEACHERS
Many teachers are interested in bringing Fraser's new technique strategies to their young students, allowing them to improve their
sound and agility, advance more quickly and avoid the risk of injury later on. If you are one such teacher and would like to reserve a lesson or participate in the special session, please contact Dr. Angela Chan to arrange it.
The Lambda School of Music & Fine Arts
4989 Boul des Sources
The nearest airport is Trudeau International, just a few minutes' drive from the school.
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Canadian pianist Alan Fraser gives master classes and
recitals worldwide and conducts ongoing research and refinement on the ideas put forth in his three books,
The Craft of Piano Playing
(also in DVD),
Honing the Pianistic Self-Image,
and All Thumbs: Well-Coordinated Piano Technique.
He is at work on several new volumes.
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DR. ANGELA CHAN
Angela Chan - Founder & Director of Lambda School, Head of Piano Pedagogy
Recognized as the great-grand student of Alfred Cortot (from the lineage of Frederyck Chopin), Dr. Angela Chan is an accomplished concert pianist who has performed extensively in Canada, Europe, the U.S.A. China and Hong Kong, and has been featured on the Discovery Channel (Canada), Global TV, CBC, the Australian Television Network, CJAD, CJOH, RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) and other media networks. Dr. Chan’s works have also been featured in Maclean’s Magazine, La Scena Musicale, the Montreal Gazette and the National Post. Angela Chan holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance, Pedagogy and Education from Concordia University, Montreal, and she is the founder and Director of Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts, an internationally recognized institution for its fine quality and reputation. Dr. Chan is also head of the piano pedagogy division at Lambda School, providing professional and career development opportunities for piano teachers. Dr. Chan has a wealth of experiences in helping students achieve their maximum potential, and has groomed numerous child prodigies in her career. In her 30 years of extensive music and psychological research, Dr. Chan has unraveled the mysteries of effective and efficient learning. As a consequence, within short periods of study with Dr. Chan, many of her students have demonstrated phenomenal progress.
Dr. Chan's students have won first prizes in national and international piano competitions and have been invited to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York as well as in Europe. Dr. Chan's students have been highly successful under her guidance - they have been accepted by prestigious universities in the US and Canada, including the New England Conservatory, Peabody Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music and the Manhattan School of Music in New York, as well as McGill University in Canada. Dr. Chan is also the author of the new Lambda piano method series developed to help pianists progress at an accelerated pace. Dr. Chan is completing a book on her research and experiences with innovative pedagogical approaches, due to be released in 2018. Recognized internationally as an outstanding pedagogue, Dr. Chan has been invited to adjudicate a number of major competitions in Canada, China and in the US.
She is also senior examiner and clinician of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Dr. Chan also serves as pedagogical consultant to the iScore Project – an online pedagogical platform co-developed by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Concordia University and Queen’s University. Dr. Chan has lectured at Concordia University, and she also serves as artistic and pedagogical consultant for a number of music and arts organizations. She is also currently pedagogical consultant to an innovative pedagogical project in China in the provinces of Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Dr. Angela Chan
4989 Boul des Sources
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