Werner Chan (M.Mus., B.Mus., D.Mus.)Piano, Theory
Born in Hong Kong, Werner Chan started to learn piano at the age of 5. At the age of 11, he had his first piano recital in the local church concert and became the accompanist for the Don Bosco Choir in his church for 7 consecutive years. Under keen competitions he secured a place to study music at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts (HKAPA) and obtained the Diploma of Music in 2001. In September of the same year, Werner received the Conservatory Ovation (Piano) Award and the International Chancellor’s Award, to study music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA. He graduated with distinction with a Master’s degree in Music in 2007.
Despite his youth, Werner has over 15 years of piano teaching experience. He started his piano teaching career dated back in 2001, as a private in-campus tutor. Since 2011 Werner settled in Toronto and started his own piano studio. Besides teaching at his own studio, he is also a teaching staff of a well established academy of music and dance.
Werner has successful experience in teaching students ranging from very young age to adults and even seniors. Werner is able to adapt his teaching style according to the personal learning style of his students. He is patient, observant and can establish good rapport with his students in no time.
Werner likes to share his passion for music with others and surely could make the music lesson a stimulating and joyful experience to those who learn with him. On the other hand with students of higher grades, Werner would focus a lot on interpretations of works of various composers, thus achieving good marks in examinations and competitions.