Yuanyuan Lu, Manager, Administration Services
Yuanyuan Lu has been working in the Piano Lab as an administrative officer since 2009. Her MA in Piano Pedagogy is an ideal qualification for her current position. Her work involves dealing with every aspect of the day-to-day administration of the Lab as well as a coordination of the Lab’s on-going research activities.
Mikael Swirp, Research Coordinator
Mikael Swirp started working at the Piano Lab in April 2014. He earned a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering in Calgary, and also completed his Licentiate with Trinity College London in piano performance. This combination of music and engineering is well-suited to his role at the Piano Lab. He is responsible for the technical aspects of the operation of the lab, as well as contributing to various aspects of the research activities.
Nicole Stanson, Administration Services

Nicole Stanson is currently embarking on her first year of a Masters of Arts degree at University of Ottawa, with a thesis in Music Pedagogy. Previously, Nicole studied in in the music performance sector, having completed both an undergraduate and graduate degree in performance on trumpet. She now uses concepts from her experience in performance to fuel her research. Nicole is interested in the conventions of Western Art Music performance, and would like to investigate which practice methods are most compatible with brain function.