Dr. Angela Chan. Ph.D.
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 worldwide. She has toured countries including Canada, Europe, the United States, China and Hong Kong, and has been featured internationally on the Discovery Channel (Canada), Global TV, CBC, the Australian Television Network, CJAD, CJOH, RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) and other major media networks. Dr. Chan's works have also been featured in Maclean's Magazine, La Scena Musicale, Montreal Gazette and the National Post of her unique pedagogical approaches.
Angela Chan holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance, Pedagogy and Education from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec; 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 35 years of extensive music and psychological research, Dr. Chan has unraveled the mysteries of effective and efficient teaching and 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, the Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as in Amsterdam (Holland), Rome (Italy), Vienna and Salzburg (Austria), Brussels, Luxembourg, China, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong.
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's book A Guide to Musicality - The Art and Science on her research and experiences with innovative pedagogical approaches was published in July 2020.
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, including the Shanghai E-Competition in China, Grand Metropolitan International Music Competition, Quebec Music Competition, Canadian International Music Competition, Appassionato International Music Festival, Quebec Ontario Music Festival, Richmond Hill Musical Festival, New Brunswick Music Festival, and others.
Dr. Chan is also retired senior examiner and clinician of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Dr. Chan 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.
Currently, Dr. Chan is pedagogical consultant to an innovative pedagogical project in China in the provinces of Shanghai and Guangzhou. She is also founding director and chief examiner of the Grand Maestro International Music Examination Board.