PLC Dive Deeper Challenge

The new incentive is up on my wall.  Students will Play (15 pieces), Listen (15 Classical music), and Create (3 improvisations or composition).  We’ll keep track on individual tracker sheets and then as bubbles (stickers) on my ocean wall with our SCUBA divers.  Doing these three things (PLC), students start at the yellow level and progress deeper to orange, and then blue.  Prizes are given at the completion of each level (Texas donut, $2 bill, or something fabulous).

These activities will take us to 99!  To reach 100, students will need to attend a live concert (Utah Symphony, Utah Chamber Artists, Temple Square/Assembly Hall, etc.).  Reaching 100 should be a prize of its own, but students will receive an iTunes gift card or equivalent.

Let the diving begin!img_3879

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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