North End Music & Performing Arts Center piano instructor, Xiaolan Ruan is the recipient of the Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award for 2017.

Ms. Ruan, who graduated from the Longy School of Music with a graduate diploma in piano performance, has dedicated years to sharing her passion of music with others. She always seeks to show her students the ways in which music can unite people.

Ms. Ruan and her students at the NEMPAC Student Recital, December 2017.

“We feel extremely lucky to have Xiaolan with us and look forward to the positive impact she will continue to have on her students and in the community.” – Sherri Snow, NEMPAC Executive Director

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After NEMPAC‘s founding in 2001, Ms. Ruan was one of the first hired instructors to inspire the youth in our North End community through music. Today, she continues to maintain her piano studio at NEMPAC, where she teaches all ages and all abilities. This past year, Xiaolan has assisted in the growth and expansion of the NEMPAC private music instruction program to Charlestown. She currently teaches at the Prado facility on Wednesdays and at the Warren Prescott BPS School in Charlestown on Fridays.

Congratulations Xiaolan!

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