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Jane Chan

Jane Chan

My lessons are designed to help students cultivate enthusiasm for learning, listening skills, physical and mental awareness, creative problem-solving, and versatility. I encourage students to identify and pursue goals such as performing, memorizing, recording, collaborating, or anything they find meaning in, and I support them in the process of preparing for events and gaining confidence in their musicality. Whether you’re new to the cello or continuing on your journey with the instrument and picking up where you left off, I would be happy to work with you and share ideas, sounds and experiences. I hold a Master’s degree in cello performance from McGill University. I am recipient of several scholarships and grants including from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, and the Williamson Foundation. I have previously taught private cello lessons and classroom courses at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado College, where I played with the Veronika String Quartet, the quartet in residence. I played in masterclasses for Irvine Arditti, Colin Carr, Ron Leonard, Hans Jensen, Philippe Muller, Lynn Harrell, Laurence Lesser and Andres Diaz. I have attended programs including Domaine Forget, Orford, and the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab. I enjoy ensemble playing, working with living composers, interdisciplinary collaboration, free improvisation, as well as writing and recording pieces of music for myself and others. I am one half of the synth chamber pop duo Parler bien. ​

Instrument / Discipline

  • Violoncello
  • Rudiments

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate

Teaches At

  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio