I am a master's student in music theory at McGill University. My research interests surround non-Western pop music and transformational theory.
Currently, I am writing my master's thesis: "The Anime Sound." Read more about my thesis project here. Some of my past research topics have covered Japanese traditional music, K-pop and prog-rock.
I am also a singer, a singing teacher and a music theory tutor. I am passionate about teaching and advising my students in all things music career.
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My pronouns are they/them.
B.Mus. (Hons) Dissertation at
The University of Edinburgh.
Advisor: Dr. James Cook
Seminar paper for
MUTH 541 Topics in Popular
Instructor: Prof. Nicole Biamonte
Seminar paper for
MUTH 653 Pedagogy of Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis.
Instructor: Prof. Robert Hasegawa
In person or online.
Sep 2021—Apr 2022
Teaching assistant to the classes: MUPD 135 Music as a Profession
MUTH 151 Theory and Analysis 2
Jan 2018—Mar 2020
Main stages singing teacher. Teaching duties include: teaching key stages 1-4; lesson planning in accordance with the school’s teaching framework; teaching in accordance with child protection (PVG).
Jan 2016—Jun 2019
Teaching duties include: teaching music to key stages 1-2; lesson planning in accordance with Ritmico’s framework; teaching in accordance with child protection (PVG). Work with teaching methods such as Kodáli and Dalcroze.
I have a problem with anxiety and was very worried about starting singing lessons. I had nothing to worry about. Tania had me hooked from lesson one.
Good pace to lessons and always leave feeling like I've learnt what we've set out for the lesson and normally, even more!
Tania was friendly, prompt, and really flexible. The singing lesson was a surprise gift and it went brilliantly! The lesson combined vocal exercises and singing some songs. I will definitely be booking again.
I've only had two lessons and already learned more than what I've learned from any one else about singing.
(sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19)
Tan has worked closely with John Kitchen MBE (harpsichord) to deliver an interpretation of the Handel's cantata La Lucrezia. This performance will hopefully take place sometime in the near future.
Feb 2017—May 2020
Soprano choir scholar.
Tan has also performed at the MGC charity evening concert in 2017 to raise funds towards the restoration/refurbishment of the church.
Studio singing for a short Christmas greetings video created for Chartered Surveyors
Blackhall & Powis. See details here.
Dec 2016—Mar 2020
Recital-format performances at Greyfriars Kirk, Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh Society of Musicians and City of Edinburgh Methodist Church.
Acting, dancing and singing as
one of the main characters.
See details here.
Listen to my recordings on SoundCloud.
Sep 2020—Aug 2022
Student Excellence Award
Graduate Excellence Award
Friends of McGill Fellowship Award
Department of Music Research, Master’s Competition. Grant application: "The Anime Sound"
Runner-up prize for solo performance.
Feb 2017—May 2020
Scholarship covering part of
personal singing tuition fees.
Awarded by nomination to the student in further education at Edinburgh College (all courses) that show excellent academic results.
Sep 2009—Dec 2012
Vocal tuition awarded through auditioning and merit in Arena RK music school (Setubal, Portugal).
Pop/Rock singing and music theory lessons. Various performing opportunities.
HNC Classical Music;
TCL Grade 8 Music Theory;
TCL Grade 8 Classical Singing;
TCL Grade 5 Piano.
BMus (Hons) Class of 2020
MA Music Theory