Alan Crane holds a Bachelor of Music (University of Western Ontario) and Master of Music in Piano Performance (University of British Columbia). For over thirty-five years he has been teaching a full class of students ranging from young beginners to pre-professional young musicians, to adults. Many of Mr. Crane's students have gone on to pursue careers in music. In addition to being on the Faculty of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music, where he recently completed a term as Chair of the Piano Department, Mr. Crane teaches part-time at the Langley Community Music School where he served for many years as Coordinator of the Piano Program.
As well as teaching, Alan Crane is an active performer. He is a founding Director and pianist with the popular Vancouver concert series West Coast Chamber Music, is a sought-after accompanist, and has presented numerous solo recitals in Canada and the UK. He is also active as a festival adjudicator and is a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association and the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music.