Meet Alanna Kazdan, Piano/Flute instructor at South Island Studio

Alanna Kazdan – Piano, Flute

“I am unabashedly passionate about getting students to share my love of music - I approach each lesson with good humour and patience, and it’s always great when students come in the same way. All lessons are tailored to the needs of each individual student, with the end goal always being a newfound appreciation and enjoyment of music-making!”

Alanna Kazdan is a performer, teacher, and scholar – she is a transplanted Torontonian currently undertaking graduate studies in music at the University of Victoria. Before moving to the west coast, Alanna completed her Grade 10 RCM in piano, and graduated from the Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She has earned a Bachelor of Music (specializing in flute) in 2015 and Bachelor of Education (specializing in music and history) in 2016.

Alanna has been playing piano since the age of 4, and has continued to advance her piano career as a performer and a collaborative pianist. She has worked with all varieties of solo instruments and vocalists, as well as working extensively as a choral accompanist since 2010. For the past 5 years, Alanna has worked at helping develop and eventually running a successful city day camp in Ontario that teaches beginner piano to children ages 7-12.

As a flute player, Alanna has played in numerous ensembles and chamber groups, exploring both classical and contemporary genres over the course of her studies. Completing the Double Credit Performance program at Queen’s University unlocked her love of solo flute repertoire, and she is currently pursuing an MA in musicology and flute performance.


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