Alan Crane holds a Bachelor of Music (University of Western Ontario) and a Master of Music in Piano Performance (University of British Columbia). For over thirty years he has been teaching a full class of students ranging from young beginners to pre-professional young musicians to adults. Mr. Crane’s students routinely win awards in music festivals and earn high marks on their Royal Conservatory of Music examinations and many have gone on to pursue careers in music.
In addition to being on the faculty of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music, where he recently completed a term as Chair of the Piano Department, Mr. Crane teaches part-time at the Langley Community Music School where he served for many years as Coordinator of the Piano Program. As well as teaching, Alan Crane is an active performer, both as a chamber musician (he is a co-director of the popular series West Coast Chamber Music) and as an accompanist. He is also active as a festival adjudicator and is a member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Education and Accreditation
- Bachelor of Music (B.Mus); University of Western Ontario
- Master of Music (M.Mus.); University of British Columbia
- Chamber Musician and Accompanist
- Artistic Director of West Coast Chamber Music.
- Member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music
- Member of BC Registered Music Teachers Association
- Festival Adjudicator
Mr. Crane has over 30 years of experience and teaches all ages and levels of students in Musicianship, Repertoire, Technique, Ear Training, Sight Reading, and Theory.
He teaches at the VSO School of Music, his home studio and the Langely Community Music School.