Youth Conservatory

Faculty Directory

Youth Conservatory Teachers 2014-2015

Bronze

Robyn Abrahamson

Arthur Floyd

Michael Lechner

BreAna Shaw

Jacqueline Winterton

Eliza Nelson

 

Silver

Brittany Jarman

Brittney Mattison

Lisa Richards

Sierra Summers

Shanelle Winkel

Taylor Packer

 

 

 

Gold

Mark Gubler

Lindsey Lee-Pope

Sara Mason

Ashley Weiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate

Lauren Belliston

Brody Craney

Krystal Kunz

Lizzy Prettyman

John Price

Aubrey Moeller

Allison Ward

 

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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Eliza Nelsen

Eliza Nelsen

Faculty Status:  Bronze

Since the age of 10, I knew I wanted to be a piano teacher. I began teaching piano lessons when I was 15 years old and continued until this past summer before I moved to Utah State University to study piano pedagogy.  Teaching brings me so much joy because I am able to lift my students up and help them feel good about themselves.  One of my main goals as a teacher is to point out the positive aspects in the student’s abilities and kindly help them with the parts with which they may be struggling. I’m very patient with students who may not learn as quickly and I strive to encourage them and help them feel good about themselves, their musical abilities, and potential.  I teach my students theory, technique, ear training, note reading, interpretation of music, repertoire of both my choice and their choice, and most importantly, a love for music and the piano.  I love teaching because I know that I am teaching one of the most important things in the world, music!  And I know that music will bring my students and the people they influence so much happiness in life.