Brenda Meether is a classically trained pianist who earned her BA in Music Ed with emphasis in piano performance and music therapy from the University of NE. She grew up in a musically talented family and began playing piano by ear at the age of 6. Brenda has accompanied for students on various juries and recitals, master classes, and vocal coaching. At age 17 she began piano-vocal composing which led to creating her first choral composition performed. Brenda has since written works for piano solo, piano-vocal, and piano-instrumental. The Wind’s Answer, a piano and flute composition, won honorable mention from The National Flute Association’s New Composers Competition and Facing A Dragon critiqued comments of “having passion reminiscent of Beethoven”. Her work “Dream of the Cave Bear” will be part of a compilation for early intermediate piano solo. Upon first arriving in Colorado Brenda briefly mentored with local composer Kevin Asbjornson.
Teaching Lineage: Classical piano and piano performance with Dr. Helen Walker-Hill, Dr. Brenda Ishikawa, Larry Ryan, & Dr. Patricia Holmberg; jazz piano and chording with Darren Kramer of DKO; music and movement with Dr. Alexandra Pierce and Eve Maison-Pierre. Brenda teaches extensively from the Nadia Boulanger and Dr. Guy Duckworth piano pedagogy.
Brenda’s friendship’s with Gregory T.S. Walker and Cody Qualls of FACE has brought much personal inspiration. She also performs piano-guitar duets with her guitarist husband.
“ In teaching I aim to bring out each piano student’s individual musical self.” ~Brenda
The Winds’ Answer for piano and flute, www.sheetmusicplus.com won honorable mention for the National Flute Association
Private Works for Weddings and Birthdays:
Prelude for Geralyn and Frank
Prelude for David and Sheila