A passionate pianist and educator, Lydia Shan has been playing the piano for over 12 years and has since expanded her musical career through performance, collaborative projects, and teaching. Lydia holds an ARCT diploma with honours in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Canada and has attended many festivals and competitions. Lydia is currently studying with the distinguished Dr. Midori Koga at the University of Toronto and was the recipient of several scholarships, notably the Arthur Edward Redsell Scholarship and the Arthur Plettner Scholarship. She has since performed in multiple venues and festivals where she had the privilege of studying with renowned professors such as Jamie Parker, Yoshikazu Nagai, and James Giles.
In pursuit of expanding her passion for collaborative performance, she currently works with Ruckus The UTSC Alumni and Community Choir. She has also accompanied various other jazz, church and children choirs. Along with her enthusiasm for collaborative performance, she enjoys being a music educator at various organizations such as Merriam School of Music, Music Box Children’s Charity and National Music Camp (NMC). As a budding artist herself, Lydia wishes to continue inspiring the growing community of young musicians. She is thrilled to join the team at Harmony School of Dance & Music!