Becky Yuan

Becky Yuan

I have studied with many great teachers from all over Canada.  However, Leon Karan is the one I respect more than anyone.  He is the standard I try to meet in my professional teaching career, as a performer, and as a good human being.  He taught me to look into the soul of a piece.  To play with expression and that every note written in a piece has...

Sean Robertson

Sean Robertson

Dear Mr. Karan, I want you to know that I frequently reflect on all the lessons, performances, and opportunities I was blessed with while being a student of yours.  I do not take for granted any of our time together nor did any of the great wisdom and passion do you so generously pass on to me.  My opinions and passion for music was strengthened by our...

Bryan Vanderkruk

Bryan Vanderkruk

Having been under Leon Karan’s tutelage for over 12 years, I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for his abilities as an instructor. Mr. Karan has a keen ability to personalize his instruction to the individual, encouraging their musical strengths and overcoming any potential weaknesses. He truly cares for his students, and seeks out...

Emily Hastings

Emily Hastings

Hello, I just wanted to say that I appreciate the efforts you have had made as my teacher. I would also like to say that I feel I haven’t benefited from any of my previous teachers the way I did from you. I improved in both my abilities as a pianist as well as my ability to practice effectively. These are skills that I value especially at a time when I am...