Background, professional training and performance history
From an early age all Brady wanted to do was play the piano. At age 5 she began taking formal lessons, and at age 9 she decided she wanted to become a concert pianist and piano teacher. She worked hard to follow that dream and in 2018 Brady graduated from Utah State University with a BM in Piano Performance. She has 14 years of teaching experience, including running a private studio for 14 years and teaching within the USU Youth Conservatory for four years. She was awarded Utah State University’s Youth Conservatory Teacher of the Year in 2018.
In addition to her passion for teaching, Brady loves to perform and accompany. Some performances include performing in a master class with guest artists Sergei Babayan and Daniel Hsu, accompanist for the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, and background music performer at wedding receptions throughout Utah and luncheons and dinners in the President’s Mansion at USU.
Brady recently moved to the Eugene area with her husband and beautiful daughter and is thrilled to be involved in the music scene here.
Artist statement and teaching philosophy
I believe music is for everyone. From Disney and pop to classical music, all music is valuable and beneficial to students. I use method books to teach the fundamentals, including note reading, rhythm, music theory, and technique, as well as working with my students to pick fun and engaging performance music. My students’ well-being is always my priority. I work hard to cater to their musical goals and create a safe, fun, and supportive learning environment.
What she teaches
Brady teaches piano, music theory, accompanying - ages 3-103 - all skill levels.