Anran Qian

Anran Qian

Anran Qian

Teaching Philosophy

As a piano teacher, I cultivate critical thinking, create an enjoyable lesson setting, and recognize students’ specific learning styles. I am committed to helping students discover their path and developing their performing style within a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

I have taught many students with varying backgrounds and skill levels, from beginners to advanced professional pianists. From my years of experience, I understand how important it is to assign students a repertoire that speaks to their taste, ranging from jazz to the classics. I believe the teacher’s responsible for inspiring students with what they love to help them discover their voices as musicians.

Teaching Biography

A dedicated and caring teacher, Anran has helped many students achieve their musical goals and be admitted to conservatories worldwide.

Anran has worked as a Teaching Fellow at both The Juilliard School and Boston University, where she taught weekly piano lessons and group classes to undergraduate and graduate students with varied levels of piano skills, from beginners to advanced players. She also serves as a teaching artist at other music schools in the New England area.

Performance Biography

Anran Qian is an adventurous musician who loves performing on the stage and enjoys connecting with different people, whether performing classical music, improvising, composing, or teaching. Being passionate about arts, Anran strives to unite people and foster connections between art and everyday life.

Anran was a prizewinner and laureate in many competitions, including Valsesia Musica International Piano Competition, Chicago International Music Competition, Richmond Piano Competition, Pro Musicis International Award in the United States, and Beijing International Music Festival and Academy Concerto Competition, among many others. Her career has brought her to perform in different countries, such as Japan, China, the Netherlands, and the United States.


Anran completed her Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in piano performance at The Juilliard School. She is a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) candidate at Boston University.

Anran is also a certified Suzuki Piano teacher (book 1).

Contact Us

Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

See the Lessons & Classes or Early Childhood calendars for holiday schedules including flex days, make-up days and closures.