Meet Our Team

Looi Tan 
Music Educator
Teaching: Since 1997
Specialization: Private Piano, Group Classes.
Teaching Location: Canada

  • Yamaha Grade 5
  • Authorized Yamaha examiner
  • ARCT – Performance (Royal Conservatory of Music)
  • Bachelor of Music Education (University of Calgary)

Summary and other Accomplishments: 
Looi Tan is an enthusiastic musician who plays the trumpet, piano and electone organ. As a performer, she has performed locally and internationally with the Calgary Stampede Band to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and around North America. She is also considered an influential music educator and entrepreneur in her local area.

Looi started music lessons in the Yamaha Music Course in Malaysia when she was 5. She continued her music studies after she moved to Calgary, and completed her Bachelors of Music as well as certification from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto.

She has written articles for the Kodaly Association's magazine, often adjudicates and examines students in the Yamaha examination system. Looi has been the director and principal of Musica Academy since 2001.

She has over 20 years of teaching experience, and loves all aspects of running a music school, from summer camps, to keyboard festivals, adjudicating music exams and festivals, and teaching all levels; she does it with utmost enthusiasm.

She has been an active member of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association, as well as the Alberta Piano Teachers Association. She is also part of the examiners of the Yamaha Education System.
Alison Tan
Music Educator
Teaching: Since 1998 
Specialization: Private Piano
Teaching Locations: Malaysia and Singapore

  • ABRSM Grade 8 in practical
  • Trinity Grade 8 in theory
  • European String Teachers Association(ESTA) Postgraduate Certificate (PIANO)

Alison started learning piano at the age of seven, Alison has developed her love toward music at that moment.
Alison philosophy as below:
I SEE, INVOLVE, LEARN, THINKING, and I GROW and I KNOW WHAT I WANT IN THIS MUSIC journey and what I should give to my student. I'm thankful I have this opportunity.

KNOWS music is not just an exam, and test, it should involve more, a kids growing up experience, the sharing and the skill they are building in future.
She UNDERSTANDS teaching cannot just follow exam syllabus, music not a boring subject, it should be involve interaction and idea exchange between human (teacher, parent and student)

WANTS to see if the student knows how to compose or play what they like in the future, and not tell people they are wasting their time just play 3 pieces each year for their exam.
With her dream, Alison wants to do better in her music learning journey to give more to her students. Every day for a teacher is a learning progress and report card when they see how well their student is growing up.

Alison believes continuing to LEARN, THINK and GROW in a pursuit of musical journey. Music should not just be about exams and tests, but should be a big part of a student's growing journey of learning how to express emotion and achieving technical and ultimate artistry. Therefore lessons will not only focus on exams, but 
 accordingly to each student’s pace, imagination, and abilities. Lessons will involve some improvisation, composing, student’s sharing and learning, and be enjoyable.

Our Vision

TeachPiano.Academy, is a place for aspiring beginner music teachers, wanting to start changing the world of a student, one note at a time. It is also a place for parents who want to support their children's musical journey. 
We share our passion for sharing knowledge with students from all walks of life. All our courses are planned, recorded and edited based on 3 core principles:
  • Our online courses start with a thorough explanation of the topic covered.
  • Our unique 3-part layout provides the best visual quality on the web.
  • All our lessons are applied to common industry practices so that you understand how to use the theory in a practical context.
  • Personal coached session to help you to be the best you can be

Learn to Teach | To Inspire 

 This 10 week guide will explore the things you need to set up your own studios, get some ideas and start developing a holistic, fun environment of teaching music.

 Based on the experience of our 2 coaches, we can give you hands-on advice and coaching to tailor each individual experience.

 This 10 week course comes with observation sessions, that is practical and hands on shadowing of actual classes.

Our Mission Statement 

#Learn | #Inspire | #Teach | Spread the Joy of Music

We will help you unlock your inner potential so you can excel in your professional field.
Learn to use all the related tools, live your Dream and be a Rockstar from day one.  Or be a helpful tool for your children as they learn piano.

Frequently asked questions

How can I choose my courses?

We offer a number of different learning paths, which you are invited to read and choose the one that better meets your needs. However if you need any advice or clarifications, we are at your disposal at any time.

What if the student and teacher’s personalities don’t work well together or the student is dissatisfied?

We have 16 teachers so if a problem occurs – which is extremely rare – we can switch you over to one of the other teachers. If you think you may get more out of lessons from a teacher with a different teaching style, we have the flexibility to change you to another instructor.

What can you offer that I cannot get at other online schools?

With us you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most notable professionals in the field. We are intricately involved with education across the U.S. Our students regularly participate in local, state-wide, and national workshops and festivals.
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