About

Barbara Bryner Gill, BM, MA, NCTM

Whether playing the piano or singing, Barbara enjoys making music. She has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Arts in Musicology from the University of Utah studying with Barlow Bradford, Gladys Gladstone, and Vedrana Subotic.

Regularly performing and adjudicating in the community, Barbara is also the Librarian and Administrative Assistant for Utah Chamber Artists and was a chorister (1999-2014). She sang virtually for the 30th Anniversary of the choir. Barbara was the Administrative Coordinator for the Maurice Abravanel Visiting Distinguished Composers Series, and the Marketing Assistant for the Virtuoso Series at the University of Utah. Since 2015, her favorite volunteer gig has been directing the Orchard Children’s Choir (a before-school choir). Barbara loves Primary Singing Time and was invited to continue Day Murray Music’s annual Primary Music Workshop started by Pat Graham. Barbara recently completed Kodaly certification (level 1) at InterMuse Academy at Brigham Young University (2022).

An active member of the Utah Music Teachers Association, Barbara was the state Communications Committee Chair (2020-2022). She is a past president of the Jordan River chapter and received her Permanent Professional Certified Teacher of Music status from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in 2015. Barbara added Let’s Play Music to her studio in 2019. Her piano students participate in a variety of performing experiences including National Federation of Music Clubs festivals, Silent Film festivals, and Monster Concerts. Barbara and her husband have three boys and a girl named after a concert hall.

Contact:

barbara.gill5@yahoo.com -or- barbaragill@letsplaymusicsite.com

My two daughters have the privilege of taking piano lessons from Barbara. I feel so lucky to have found her for a teacher. She is a fabulous musician and really cares about her students and shares the joy of making beautiful music. She teaches them to play beautifully and musically. My daughters are progressing so […]

Alison S.

Thank you so much for being such a great piano teacher for [my girls]. I love how you’ve stayed on top of new music, methods. You have such an enthusiasm for teaching. The lessons you’ve taught [my girls] have been invaluable. We’ve really been spoiled with you.” parent of former students You have such an […]

Kristin C.

Thank you for the love you have shared with us over these past few years. The love of music, the love for teaching it, and the love you show for those learning it.” parent of former student the love you show for those learning it.

Christy V.

My daughter loved learning to play the ukulele. Barbara is the best teacher ever. She is patient, creative, and maeks everything fun. Her passion for music is contagious. Heather W. (Mother of Ukulele Camper & Piano Student) My sons absolutely loved Ukulele camp! They had so much fun and were so motivated that I never […]

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We love the Let’s Play Music program! This is my second child in the program Miss Barbara is wonderful, and really cares about the children and what they’re learning. She’s fun and keeps the kids engaged! Thank you!

Sommers G.

Miss Barbara is amazing! She is not just talented, but all also incredibly caring with my daughter. I would totally recommend her to any other parents wanting to introduce their kids to music!

Marcela C.

Ms. Barbara is awesome! My son was comfortable with her right away – she is fun and engaging and great with kids. I’m thrilled that she has shared her enthusiasm about music with my son – he loves going to class and sings the songs all week. We’re huge fans so far.

Bryn C.

3 replies on “About”

Hi,

Are you possibly the author of Barbara Bryner: The piano roll: a valuable recording medium of the twentieth century. Dept. of Music, University of Utah, 2002 ? I would like to cite this work in context of MIDI, but cannot find a PDF, nor an abstract, of it anywhere – just these two links:

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50482085
http://books.google.dk/books/about/The_Piano_Roll.html?id=eHHntgAACAAJ

Is there a possibility to somehow get online access to at least part of this work somewhere online?

Thank you!

I am currently also doing research about the piano roll and like to know if this is the Barabara Bryner who wrote the M.A. thesis about the piano roll. But I suspect it is since they both are from the Universit yof Utah.

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