Mike Fan is an experienced and diverse music educator based in Montréal, Québec. Mike teaches piano, voice, drama, and music theory. Mike also tutors science, math, and languages.

Mike speaks fluent English, Mandarin Chinese, French with proficiency in Italian, German, and Spanish. Online and select Ontario lessons are also available.

Mike teaches piano, voice, flute, euphonium, drama, music theory (Rudiments, Harmony, History, Analysis), and speech arts theory (History & Literature and Technical Theory). Mike accompanies his own voice students and those of other instruments and teachers for exams, competitions, and auditions.

Mike holds two Honours Bachelor’s degrees in both Biomedical Science with Distinction (BScH, Guelph) and Voice Performance with High Distinction and Double Minors in Italian and German Studies (HBMus, Laurier). Mike also holds two ARCT diplomas from the Royal Conservatory in both Voice and Piano Performance. Mike is currently completing a Masters in Music in Voice and Opera Performance from the Schulich School of Music under the tutelage of dramatic tenor John Mac Master, fully funded with McGill’s Graduate Excellence and Shapiro Opera Fellowships. Mike is also completing a third ARCT diploma in Speech Arts & Drama from the Royal Conservatory of Music. As a performer, Mike has trained in Italy and performed in Canada, Australia, and the United States.

Mike fosters good posture and note-reading for vocalists, pianists, and instrumentalists that will provide them the tools to succeed in music both as a vocation and profession. Mike’s approach to teaching singing and acting in particular includes developing the fundamentals of good vocal technique such as breath control, resonance, and registration, with the aim to prepare students to perform successfully across many genres and styles. Mike has taught music both privately and for the Kratovic School of Music, Octave Music Centre, and Yamaha Children's Music Academy. Mike is proud to be listed in the RCM's National Teacher Directory and was the 2018-2019 President of SNATS (Students for the National Association of Teachers of Singing) at WLU.

Mike teaches a variety of musical subjects including:


classical & jazz


classical, jazz, pop, rock, musical theatre

flute, euphonium

music theory

(Rudiments, Harmony, History, Analysis)

speech arts & drama

(Practical & Theory ~ History & Literature, Technical)

Contact Mike today to book a trial lesson or to get started today!

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  • MMus ~ Masters in Music, Opera & Voice Performance (McGill University: Schulich School of Music, 2021)
  • ARCT ~ Speech Arts Performance (Royal Conservatory of Music, 2021)
  • HBMus ~ Honours Bachelor’s in Music (Voice Performance) with High Distinction, Double Minors in Italian & German (Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, 2019)
  • ARCT ~ Voice Performance (Royal Conservatory of Music, 2015)
  • BScH ~ Honours Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science with Distinction (University of Guelph, 2014)
  • OSSD ~ Ontario Scholar (Centennial Collegiate and Vocational Institute, 2010)
  • ARCT ~ Piano Performance (Royal Conservatory of Music, 2009)

Employed By:

  • The Studio of Mike Fan (Voice, Piano, Drama, Music Theory, Maths, Sciences, ESL, French, German, Italian, Mandarin)
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier University (German: German 110, Italian 101, Music Skills)
  • The Canadian Independent College (Chemistry: SCH 4U)
  • Community Living Guelph Wellington (Passport Tutoring): continuing education
  • The Kratovic School of Music (Voice, Piano, Music Theory)
  • The Octave Music Centre (Voice, Piano, Music Theory)
  • Yamaha Children’s Music Academy (Piano, Music Theory)
  • JamSchool (Piano, Music Theory)


  • 2019-20 ~ Shapiro Fellowship in Opera
  • 2019-20 ~ Schulich School of Music: Graduate Excellence Fellowship
  • 2018-19 ~ Harold & Violet Seegmiller Award
  • 2018-19 ~ Mrs. Iqbal (Bali) Badhwar Memorial Award
  • 2018-19 ~ Concordia Scholarship in German
  • 2018 ~ Ontario Federation of Music Festivals: Provincial Finalist (Voice, National Qualifying Class)
  • 2017-18 ~ William Thomson Scholarship
  • 2017 ~ Ontario Federation of Music Festivals: 1st Place (Advanced Speech Arts)
  • 2014 ~ RCM Gold Medal, Grade 10 Voice
  • 2014 ~ NATS Competition: 1st Place (Mature Beginners)
  • 2013, 2014 ~ College of Biological Science, Roll of Distinction
  • 2010-2013 ~ University of Guelph Dean’s Honours List
  • 2010 ~ University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship
  • 2010 ~ Ontario Scholar
  • 2010 ~ College Avenue Public School Scholarship
  • 2008 ~ Kincardine Summer Music Festival, Chamber Music Scholarship
  • 2007 ~ College Avenue School Letter
  • 2005 ~ College Avenue Public School Music Award
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018 ~ Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph Scholarships: Senior Voice, Senior Piano, Speech Arts (Provincial Finalist)