Head of Pedagogy and Community Engagement;
Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies; AdvPgDip Professional Performance Course Director:  Luan Shaw

An alumna of Birmingham Conservatoire (1990-1994) Luan was awarded honorary membership (HonBC) in 2001, soon after completing an MA in Psychology for Musicians at the University of Sheffield. Her portfolio career has included regular engagements with CBSO and Longborough Festival Opera, chamber music broadcasts on BBC radio, concerto appearances, teaching at Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School, music services and independent schools (including a Head of Music position).

She has delivered hundreds of interactive workshops for Live Music Now, Music in Hospitals, Lost Chord (dementia), early years settings, primary and special schools, moderating for AQA, adjudicating for the British and International Federation of Festivals, examining ABRSM Diploma candidates and playing co-principal clarinet with Orchestra of the Swan.

Luan maintains many of these performer and practitioner roles alongside her Conservatoire commitments and is passionate about helping students to build their own portfolio careers. She was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2015.

Year 2 BMus/Jazz 2 Community Engagement

Luan Shaw (module leader)
Kate Fawcett
Jez Franks
Kirsty Devaney

Year 3 BMus/Jazz 3 PedagogyLuan Shaw (module leader)

Departmental coordinators for Pedagogy in Year 3

Strings
Louise Lansdown

Woodwind
Jennie Phillips
Andrew Tweed (saxophone)
Annabel Knight (recorder)

Brass
Chris Houlding

Percussion
Jason Huxtable

Piano
Katharine Lam

Organ
Daniel Moult

Voice
Paul Wingfield

Harp
Eleanor Turner

Guitar
Mark Eden (classical)
Fred Baker (electric)

Composition and Music Technology
Kirsty Devaney

Jazz
Andrew Bain

BMus 4 Further Pedagogy
Luan Shaw

BMus 4 Further Community Engagement
Luan Shaw
Kate Fawcett 

PG Teaching Matters
Luan Shaw

PG Instrumental/Vocal Teaching Placement
Luan Shaw

PG Music, Community and Wellbeing
Kate Fawcett 
Luan Shaw