Teacher Brenna

Teacher Brenna

How old were you when you began learning to play your instrument?
6 years old, both piano and violin.

What do you Love about Teaching?
Helping students find new music that they are really excited to learn!

Where did your receive your Degrees in Music / Dance Education
Undergraduate Degree in Violin Performance with Pedagogue Sally O’Reilly at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Masters Degree in Violin Performance at the Guildhall School of Music with Professor Cerys Jones in London

Your Unique Approach to Teaching
I love putting an emphasis on playing duets and chamber music, since most violinists / violists perform in group situations. I love showing students exciting new classical music they’ve never heard, but I also love learning fun pop songs and playing them together with piano. I love to show my students the wide diversity of music found in many genres and how versatile the violin and violas are as instruments.

What do you enjoy about teaching at Myriad?
There are so many passionate teachers and students here. It’s a great sized music school and I love that a lot of my students know each other from school and play in orchestra together as well. It’s a very kind and supportive community.

What are your hobbies & Interests?
I love gardening, spending time with my dog and my pet snake, swimming, spending time outside and I like to paint sometimes as well!

Do you speak any other languages?
I’ve been learning Japanese for the past year, I’m still a beginner, and I can speak a little Spanish as well.