BriAnn is a native of Utah. She graduated as a Red Devil from Springville High School and later with a degree in Music Education from Southern Utah University. After college, BriAnn taught choir and musical theater at Centennial Middle School in Provo.
She is married to Derek and is a mother to 4 active boys. In 2015, right after her fourth son was born, she started teaching Suzuki Piano Method from home. Since then she has taught many students ages 3-17. She is registered at all 7 levels of the Suzuki PIano repertoire with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Additionally, she has completed Suzuki Principles in Action, Piano Pedagogy and Teaching Strategies with SAA Piano Teacher Trainers and continues to seek to improve her ability to teach children of all ages. She currently serves as Vice President of Piano for the Suzuki Association of Utah.
Besides music, BriAnn also enjoys reading, eating out, playing board games and traveling with her family. Next to spending time with her family, her greatest passion is teaching. She loves seeing children progress and interacting one-on-one with them and their parents. She treasures all of the relationships she has made through Suzuki Piano. She subscribes to the whole philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, but especially loves this sentiment:
Teaching Music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop snesitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.
Above all else, music education is education of character.
Suzuki piano teacher: 2015- present
Suzuki Association of Utah VP of Piano: Current
Public School Musical Theater and Choir Teacher: 2007-2010
B.S. Music Education from SUU: 2005
Student Accompanist: 2001-2005
Utah Shakespearean Festival Pianist: 2002
Suzuki Piano Student: 1988-1999