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Rachel, Maggie, and Jillian performed at Daynes Music October 2.  I didn’t get a chance to snap a picture of Rachel.  They all performed well.  The goal is to have little performances before the “big” event so you can be settled, comfortable, and able to see how you react with adrenaline.  It takes time for a piece to simmer and that includes being in front of an audience.  I wish I had these experiences growing up.

Rachel is playing Vandall’s Queen Anne’s Lace.  Maggie is playing Mozart’s 12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai je, Maman” K.300e (K.265) AKA Twinkle Star Variations.  Jillian is playing the lilting second movement to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major.

Erica came to her lesson this month and showed off her torn ACL!  Not good for a soccer player.  Not good for a pianist without a grand piano.  When did my students get so tall?

By gillpianostudio

Barbara Bryner Gill--Whether playing the piano or singing, Barbara has always enjoyed making music. She holds two music degrees from the University of Utah: a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, and a Master of Arts in Musicology. While attending the University of Utah her teachers included Barlow Bradford, Gladys Gladstone Rosenberg, and Vedrana Subotic.

Barbara regularly performs in the community, and has played for weddings, ceremonies, and special events for over a decade. She has been a choir member of the Utah Chamber Artists since 1999 and is also the Librarian and Administrative Assistant. In addition to teaching private piano lessons and musicianship classes, Barbara has been involved in arts administration holding positions such as the Administrative Coordinator for the Maurice Abravanel Visiting Distinguished Composers Series, and the Marketing Assistant for the Virtuoso Series at the University of Utah. Barbara is also involved in the Salt Lake Piano Competition.

An active member of the Utah Music Teachers Association, Barbara is a past president of the Jordan River chapter. She is Nationally Certified through the Music Teachers National Association and received her Permanent Professional Certified Teacher of Music status in 2015. Her students participate in a variety of performing experiences including the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) festivals. Barbara and her husband have three boys and a girl (named after a concert hall).

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