Youth Conservatory

Faculty Directory

Youth Conservatory Teachers 2014-2015


Robyn Abrahamson

Arthur Floyd

Michael Lechner

BreAna Shaw

Jacqueline Winterton

Eliza Nelson



Brittany Jarman

Brittney Mattison

Lisa Richards

Sierra Summers

Shanelle Winkel

Taylor Packer





Mark Gubler

Lindsey Lee-Pope

Sara Mason

Ashley Weiss









Lauren Belliston

Brody Craney

Krystal Kunz

Lizzy Prettyman

John Price

Aubrey Moeller

Allison Ward



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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Sierra Summers

Sierra Summers

Cell Phone:   435-770-9631
Faculty Status:  Silver, Theory Instructor

My Teaching Philosophy:

Piano has always been a passion of mine. I have found in my life that so much of my joy, confidence and friendships have come through music.  I feel as a teacher I have a responsibility to share my knowledge and love of music so other's can enjoy the benefits and happiness it can bring.  In my teaching I recognize that every student is different and each child deserves a specialized and individual approach in order to be successful.  It is my priority as a teacher to first, have the student enjoy creating music at the piano and second, be a well rounded musician in technique, theory and aural skills.  When these two aspects are combined I believe that every student has the potential to become proficient and also enjoy the gift of music.