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.
• Nominated for Best New Artist of the Year by ZMR
• Her ‘Dawn of Peace’ album was considered for 7 Grammy Awards
• Her ‘The Falling Leaves’ album was nominated for Best Album of the year by EPR
• Performed, by invitation, for the King and Queen of Malaysia.
• Performed, by invitation, for the Prime Minister and other dignitaries of Malaysia.
• Accompanied the renowned choir in Malaysia and the United States.
• Arrange musical compositions for various venues including brass bands, ensembles, and chamber orchestra. This includes arranging the scores for all of the instruments.
Tsai Feng， piano
Tsai is an active pianist, piano accompanist, chamber music player and award-winning piano teacher.
She is very proud of receiving her Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the world-renowned St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. Among the Conservatory’s graduates, you can find names such as Peter Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Valery Gergiev, Anna Netrebko and many other outstanding musicians in the world.
Her previous positions include Piano Instructor in Educational Center of China Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Piano Accompanist at China Conservatory in Beijing, China. As a British ABRSM Certified Piano Teacher, Mrs. Tsai was awarded “The Excellent Teaching Award” by British Royal International Music Competition for her outstanding teaching achievements. Her students have passed the British ABRSM Music Exam and received awards in many national and international music competitions.
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.