Zhanar Banman

Janna (Zhanar) Banman

Piano Faculty
B.A., M. Mus., PgDip.


A native of Almaty, Kazakhstan,  Janna (Zhanar) Banman is a professional pianist, chamber concertmaster and devoted piano teacher. She has extensive international experience as she has taught around the world in countries such as Kazakhstan, Indonesia , France, Norway, and Canada.  

Based on each student's strengths and needs she adapts her teaching style to the individual with the idea of building a solid musical foundation and inspiring musical enthusiasm. 

Janna holds advanced  musical performance degrees including a B.A (Kazakhstan) and MMus  (University of Calgary) under tutelage of Marilyn Engle.  Her musical development  continued with a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance in Norway under tutelage of Erling Ragnar Eriksen. 

She believes that learning the piano can be a powerful experience that will enhance your life in many ways and she enjoys helping  students learn some of the life lessons and critical skills that come with mastering the ins and outs of the instrument. 

Private Lesson Rate: $89.00 per hour.