Alana Johnson is the founder and teacher of Tuneful Play Music Studio. She is passionate about mentoring motivated students towards their best possible musical selves. She is constantly challenging herself as a musician, whether that is in her own piano practice, teaching choir to high schoolers, sharing songs that honour her First Nations heritage, or playing trumpet with her brass quintet Brasstastic. Music has been a steadfast part of her life as a pianist, wind player, and singer.
Alana completed a Bachelor of Music (Trumpet) and a teaching certificate in 2011 at the University of Victoria. During this time, she sought out opportunities to learn from private music teachers in Victoria. Currently, she teaches choir at Mount Doug Secondary School and is an Aboriginal Role Model in the Sooke School District.
Alana is an active musician in her community. She plays with her brass quintet Brasstastic (check us out here), has accompanied various choirs, and participates in several semi-professional ensembles in Victoria. She was also selected as a chorister in the BC Youth Choir (2012, 2013) and Canada's National Youth Choir (2014).
I believe in lifelong learning, both in my teaching and in my personal development. I seek to inspire students to strive for excellence and promote a community of respect. My mission is to be an uplifting musician and teacher who provides a safe, fun and productive environment for students to learn and enjoy music.
Life Outside Work
I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mother. When I'm not teaching or practicing, I enjoy walking down to Royal Roads, playing with my nieces and nephews, chatting with friends over coffee and doughnuts, and eating ice cream on the couch with my husband at the end of the day. In 2019, I completed my Masters of Theological Studies - Indigenous through NAIITS. Some of my favourite musical composers and artists include Beethoven, Snarky Puppy, Meute, Sarah Vaughan, Steve Bell, The Halluci Nation, Buffy Saint-Marie, and Debussy.