Youth Conservatory

Faculty Directory

Youth Conservatory students may study with faculty or students in the USU piano program. Student teachers are tiered based on experience, and tuition costs are relative to the tier.   


Robyn Abrahamson

Brittany Bowers - Office Assistant

Arthur Floyd

Brady Fry

Michael Lechner

Brittney Mattison

Taylor Packer

Lisa Richards

BreAna Shaw

Shanelle Winkel – Office Assistant

Jacqueline Winterton 

Jennifer Hansen


Ashley Benjamin

Lizzy Davis – Theory Instructor

Mark Gubler – Theory Instructor

Sara Mason – Theory Instructor

Kyle Mckenna

Bradley Taylor


Lindsey Lee-Pope – Theory Instructor

Stephanie Price

Ali Snow

Carly Stanger

Ashley Weiss – Theory Instructor








Lauren Belliston, B.M., Utah State University

Brody Craney, B.M., Utah State University

Aubrey Moeller, B.M., Utah State University

Krystal Kunz, B.M., Utah State University



Gary Amano, M.M., B.S., The Juilliard School – Founder, USU Piano Program Head

Emily Ezola, M.M., B.M., Utah State University – Program Coordinator; Theory Instructor

Luke Hancock, M.M., B.M., Utah State University – USU Piano Faculty

Brooke Hirst, M.M., B.M., Utah State University – Account Manager

Dennis Hirst, M.M., U. of Oklahoma, B.M., Bowling Green State University – Financial Adviser; USU Piano Faculty

Kevin Olson, Ed. D. National-Louis Univ., M.M., B.M. Brigham Young University – Director, USU Piano Faculty

Ewa Wilczynski, M.M. Marie Curie University, Poland – Theory Instructor


Search Options
Name Search:  
Browse:    ALL  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 
Brody Craney

Brody Craney

Faculty Status:  Graduate

 E. Brody Craney spent his youth on a farm in southern Idaho and graduated as Salutatorian from Bear Lake High. He then studied engineering, acting, and music graduating with honors from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance. Brody apprenticed at the Utah Festival Opera Company and subsequently became their Company Manager. While working at the Opera Company he began a business as an Independent Wellness Consultant and International Business Developer partnering with Nikken Inc. Mr Craney is now  a member of their prestigious Presidents Club. He is a nationally sought speaker and trainer and is a Trustee for the Greater Montana Foundation.  He currently resides in River Heights, Utah where he and his wife Peggy are raising four fantastic kids. For him, music and teaching are lifelong passions. “I love music, and I LOVE to teach youth personal empowerment through the discipline and rapture of music.” Mr. Craney is currently expanding his musical skills through enrollment in the Master’s program in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Utah State University.