Dr Luan Shaw is Associate Professor: Director of Postgraduate Studies (Music) at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she has taught since 2011. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and was made an Honorary Member of RBC in 2001. In her former role as RBC’s first Head of Pedagogy (2011-2018), she led the significant expansion of provision for instrumental teacher education across the RBC curriculum. Luan has also previously held the position of Interim Vice Principal, with oversight of learning and teaching in Music. Luan is passionate about helping students to build their portfolio careers. Her doctoral research, completed in 2022 focused on facilitating the transition from student to professional through instrumental teacher education in conservatoires. Luan has published on this subject in the British Journal of Music Education and presented at the 35th ISME World Conference.
Instrumental teacher education, solo performance, orchestral performance, chamber music, interactive performance, education and community
Musicians Union, Incorporated Society of Musicians, Music Mark, British and International Federation of Festivals