Piano Rocks the Garage Recital

The wind was relentless today so instead of being outside, we set up in our newly painted garage. It turned out to be a great venue and we didn’t need to use insect repellent.

This evening recital started with “A Million Dreams” and ended with “Fly Me to the Moon.” Each performer selected sounds on the digital piano and I changed sounds and turned pages. Goodbye to Trevin and Damon! I’ve seen them weekly for four to five years.

Oh yes, the silent auction may have been a highlight. Students spent their music money on items each student brought as well as my patriotic themed treats: red, white, and blue Pringles, gum, licorice, etc.

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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