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

Dallin Bassett

Arthur Floyd

Brady Fry

Jennifer Hansen

Michael Lechner

Eliza Nelson

Taylor Packer

BreAna Shaw

Jacqueline Winterton



Ashley Benjamin

Brittany Bowers

Brittney Mattison

Kyle McKenna

Lisa Richards

Sierra Summers

Shanelle Winkel


Mark Gubler

Lindsey Lee-Pope

Sara Mason

Ashley Weiss









Lauren Belliston, B.M., Utah State University

Brody Craney, B.M., Utah State University

Krystal Kunz, B.M., Utah State University

Lizzy Prettyman, 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 – YC Program Coordinator

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 – Director; USU Piano Faculty

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

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


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Robyn Abrahamson

Robyn Abrahamson

Cell Phone:  (801)660-5408
Faculty Status:  Bronze

Hi, I’m Robyn Abrahamson.  I love to teach, and I firmly believe that anyone can learn to play and enjoy playing music.  My favorite students to teach are beginners. I enjoy their enthusiasm and potential. But, I don’t think you have to want to be a concert pianist to learn the piano.  Whether you stick to the piano, or switch to a different instrument, I am happy to teach what I can. 

My beginning students should expect to practice 20 minutes a day, five days a week.  This can include flashcards, and clapping rhythms.  I believe that goals should be made individually, and will make goals with my students in lessons.  I am excited to be part of the Youth Conservatory, and can’t wait to get to know each of you!