PIANIST, EDUCATOR, AND COMPOSER
Pianist Anran Qian is an adventurous musician who not only loves performing on the stage, but also enjoys connecting with different people through performance, improvisation, composition, and teaching. She has performed on three continents, connecting with people across the globe through her music.
Anran was born into a musical family. Following her parents’ footsteps, she started to play the piano at a young age and completed her Bachelor's and Master’s degrees at The Juilliard School under the guidance of Jerome Lowenthal and Joseph Kalichstein. She is currently completing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University. Apart from performing, she is also highly interested in teaching, composing, and collaborating with different artistic disciplines.
As a piano teacher, it is my role to cultivate critical thinking, create an enjoyable class setting, and recognize students’ specific learning styles. I am committed to helping students discover their own solutions, recognizing potential problems down the road, and developing their own performing style within a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.
I have taught many students with varying backgrounds and skill levels, from beginners to advanced pianists. From my years of experience, I understand how important it is to assign students with repertoire that speaks to their own taste, ranging from jazz to the classics. I believe it is the teacher’s responsibility to inspire students with what they love in order to help them discover their own voices as musicians.