Significant teachers and mentors:
A few of Louise's significant teachers/mentors from over the years are instructors with whom she studied while attending the Eastman School of Music, and the Royal Conservatory of Music. These teachers include: Alan Chow, Fernando Laires, John O'Conor, and Thomas Schumacher.
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
The area of expertise that Ms. Chan has includes teaching traditional/classical piano for students of all ages and levels. She also specializes in Preparation for Achievement in Music piano exams.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Louise's dissertation, A Guide to the Orchestral Piano Repertoire, is an annotated bibliography of orchestral works with keyboard parts- she presented her work on this topic at the MTNA National Convention in New York City.
Having formerly held a tenured position as the principal pianist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, she currently makes her home in Chicago, where she is a faculty member at the Music Institute of Chicago.