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88 Hours for 88 Keys

I’m posting some pictures of the Bountiful Davis Art Center’s play-a-thon last weekend.  My son and I were able to participate as players and I was a team lead from Sunday, 10 PM to Monday, 2 AM.  I didn’t think anyone would sign up for those late night times and I would get to practice, but it turns out that Doc Lloyd Miller (Jazz legend), my friend’s brother and her niece as well as another Bountiful local took those time slots.  At least I was able to play on Friday morning and Harrison played on Sunday (7:40 AM)!

I’m excited to have such a classy venue and fabulous instrument for performing!  It will be a great addition to my studio recitals.  Every time we pass the center I will think, “I played a small part in getting a great instrument to the stage” and I hope others that contributed will feel the same.  Great music and art, side by side.  What could be better?  Oh yes, let’s add “great food.” If you missed it, you can still contribute by visiting http://www.bdac.org, then click on the piano tab.

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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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