She started lessons when she was seven, and studied music in college and graduate school. Brenda holds undergraduate degrees in music from Hastings College, and graduate degrees from Baylor University and University of Colorado/Boulder.
Brenda began looking for an alternative way to teach piano after becoming frustrated with the results of traditional piano methods and discovered the Simply Music method. After learning more about the curriculum, she believed that the method was exactly what she had been seeking. She became a Licensed Simply Music teacher in 2012, and an Advanced Teacher a few years later.
Brenda loves the results that she sees from her students, and the ease of access to learning piano. She is also seeing benefits of the method in her own musicianship as well. She is able to look at the theoretical components of music through a new set of lenses, and Simply Music has opened doors to her own creativity and expressiveness as a pianist through the wide variety of musical styles included in the method.
In addition, Brenda is the music director at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Longmont where she directs choirs and plays organ and piano for services.