Brenda is the founder of Brenda B Music Studio, located in Louisville, CO. Before that she was head instructor of the Clavinova Connection keyboard adult group classes at Wells Music in Denver. She has also been head music teacher at Denver Montessori schools and in Roseville, CA for K-6 Music. Classical piano is her foundation, and after receiving her Music Ed/Piano Performance degree from the University of NE she has continued her music journey in studies with Dr. Helen Walker-Hill (Nadia Boulanger lineage), Dr. Brenda Ishikawa (Duckworth lineage), Larry Ryan, and Dr. Patricia Holmberg. In the music and movement arena she has worked with Dr. Alexandra Pierce and Eve Maison-Pierre. Currently she is working with Madeline Bruser regarding better practicing habits and body centered awareness for musicians, which supports her studies in a well being modality of the body that she began in 2005.
Outside of the classical realm she has collaborated with Cody Qualls of FACE in voice/piano work, brain stormed with composer Kevin Asbjornson when she first moved to Colorado, had listening “jams” and music discussion with Gregory T. S. Walker, and beginning jazz chording with Darren Kramer of DKO.
Brenda has been teaching students of all ages and levels for 20 years and continues to be involved with other musicians in piano / violin duet performances and the local MTNA in Broomfield and Boulder. Her piano and flute composition, The Winds' Answer, won honorable mention from The National Flute Asscociation. See more at www.sheetmusicplus.com