Piano Teacher List
BIO for Karlyn Frost Brett, NCTM
Karlyn Frost Brett is a classically-trained pianist/soloist/accompanist who began performing with her concert-tenor father at age 10 throughout Utah, and as her church’s organist – a calling she yet holds. She began training at age six in Ogden, Utah with Maggie Gammell whose training legacy takes her back to Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt, and began concertizing throughout the Western States from age 12. She majored in Piano Performance at Weber College and Brigham Young University where shecontinued her studies with Carl Fuerstner, and later with Margaret Saunders Ott, of international acclaim, in Spokane, Washington…along the way adding extensive choral directing opportunities including The Mormon Expo Choir which performed throughtout Washington for 4 years, and performances of her original compositions including “As I Have Loved You” – an Easter Musical, and “Lost On the Way to Bethlehem”- a Christmas Musical. She has accompanied/performed with such notables asmetropolitan artist Thomas Hampson; Gail Nelson of New York Met and Broadway acclaim; Linda Caple – Met winner; Seattle and Spokane Washington Chorales and Opera Workshops under the batons of Leonard Moore (Seattle), Sister Marietta Coyle (Spokane), Donald Thulean (Spokane Symphony), and innumerable others.
Karlyn maintains a large piano studio in Spokane, Washington where she has lived for over 40 years with her husband, Jerry, and family. She is a State and Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with MTNA and a Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, teaching at multiple piano camps in the U.S. and Canada throughout the year.
Piano teachers are a valuable part of our business and our community. This is a list of piano teachers that have attended one or more of our “Recipe Of A Good Piano” workshops as a part of their dedication to continuing education. This workshop is on the differences in piano construction and how it affects the player.