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.   

Bronze

Robyn Abrahamson

Dallin Bassett

Arthur Floyd

Brady Fry

Jennifer Hansen

Michael Lechner

Eliza Nelson

Taylor Packer

BreAna Shaw

Jacqueline Winterton

 

Silver

Ashley Benjamin

Brittany Bowers

Brittney Mattison

Kyle McKenna

Lisa Richards

Sierra Summers

Shanelle Winkel

Gold

Mark Gubler

Lindsey Lee-Pope

Sara Mason

Ashley Weiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate

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

Faculty

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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Brittney Mattison

Brittney Mattison

Cell Phone:  208.716.5419
Faculty Status:  Bronze

 Brittney Mattison is a junior studying Piano Pedagogy at USU. Her main goals as a teacher are to help students develop a love for their own kind of music, provide a positive learning experience, and give them a well-rounded musical education. Practice requirements will vary based on student's age and ability, and on how much time parents can spend helping them. More parental involvement is expected for younger children.

 
Brittney has been playing since she was very small, and completed the Alfred program by age 11. Afterward, she taught herself for eight years, including composition and arrangement and improvisation, skills she is continuing to pursue in her college career. She enjoys working with children of all ages.