Youth Conservatory

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Youth Conservatory Teachers 2014-2015


Robyn Abrahamson

Arthur Floyd

Michael Lechner

BreAna Shaw

Jacqueline Winterton

Eliza Nelson

Josh Musselman

Jeff Gubler

Alexis Hansen


Brittany Jarman

Brittney Mattison

Lisa Richards

Sierra Summers

Shanelle Winkel

Taylor Packer

Tisha Santana

Samantha Bunderson



Mark Gubler

Sara Mason







Lauren Belliston

Brody Craney

Krystal Kunz

Lizzy Prettyman

John Price

Aubrey Moeller

Allison Ward



Gary Amano – Founder, USU Piano Program Head

Emily Ezola – YC Program Coordinator

Luke Hancock – USU Piano Faculty

Brooke Hirst  – Account Manager

Dennis Hirst – Director; USU Piano Faculty

Kevin Olson – USU Piano Faculty

Jessica Roderer -- USU YC Theory Instructor

Ewa Wilczynski – YC Theory Instructor


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Ewa Wilczynski

Ewa Wilczynski

Cell Phone:  435.755.0853
Faculty Status:  Faculty; Theory Instructor

Ewa Wilczynski has a Masters degree in Music Education from Marie Curie University in Poland. She has obtained Orff Schulwerk Teachers Training Certification (Levels 1 and 2) from Utah State University. Ewa has taught piano, flute and music theory for over 25 years in Poland, New Jersey and Utah. Since moving to Logan in 1998, Ewa has volunteered in public schools, and served as director of the Mount Logan Middle School Flute Ensemble. Ewa is an experienced preschool music teacher and teaches early childhood music classes in Music for the Small and Tall, a program she runs at the Thatcher - Young Mansion, Center of the Arts. She is a member of the HiFalutin’ Flute Choir, the Utah Flute Association and she serves on the board of the Utah Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association. 

At the USU Youth Conservatory Ewa has taught the following classes: Young Musicians, Brillante, Animato, Energico, Spirito, Con Moto, Con Fuoco and Scherzando. Ewa is also available for private lessons.
Ewa's teaching philosophy is based on the Orff Schulwerk approach to teaching music. Carl Orff (1895-1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential method of music education for children. In this approach, students make music with activities that are enjoyable and natural for them such us songs, movements, improvisation and music games. Students learn musical concepts and improve their concentration as well as coordination and sensitivity to rhythm and tone through singing, dancing, and playing percussion instruments.