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Brenna Berman

Piano, Piano-Pedagogy

112 Aline St, Louisville, 80027

(303) 956-5010, brennaberman@gmail.com

http://effortlessartistry.com

An avid performer since the age of seven, Ms. Berman has performed throughout the United States and Europe, including numerous solo concerts in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Berkeley, Portland, Coeur d’Alene, Boulder, and Albuquerque, as well as live radio broadcasts in Philadelphia and Spokane. As and Artists International New York Debut Award winner, she gave her New York Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in March, 2008. Ms. Berman’s playing has been described as visceral, dynamic and expressive, sparkling, and on fire. Her programs exhibit a wide variety of styles from Baroque to Contemporary, with a special emphasis on New Music. Brenna Berman holds an Associate Faculty position with The Golandsky Institute and has sixteen years of training as a performer and teacher of the Taubman Approach. She became a Certified Instructor of the Taubman Approach in 2006, and was certified at the Associate level in 2009. From 2004 to 2007, she was a Professor of Piano at Drexel University. Ms. Berman is now based in Colorado and holds private studios in Boulder, CO, College Station, TX, and Philadelphia, PA. She also offers internet video lessons via Skype to students across the country. Ms. Berman has helped countless pianists and teachers overcome injuries, technical limitations, musical limitations, fatigue, and varied frustrations in their playing. Furthermore, she has assisted pianists in achieving their potential as musicians, artists and virtuosos, unencumbered by such limitations. Ms. Berman always strives to find the way to most effectively teach each student on an individual basis so that they may absorb the new material in a deep and meaningful way. She seeks to discover and explore each student’s personal learning styles to enable the most productive and enjoyable learning experience. In addition to pianists, Brenna has worked with and helped violinists, violists, guitarists, computer users, knitters, painters, and writers. Ms. Berman has won many international, national, and state-wide awards and scholarships including the Special Presentation New York Debut Award from Artists International, Second Prize in the 2007 Guiseppe Terracciano International Piano Competition in Italy, First Place in the MTNA Baldwin Competition, First Place twice in the Colorado State Music Teachers Association State Competition, and First Place Alternate in the MTNA Regional Baldwin Competition, among others. Brenna Berman also offers lectures, master classes, technique clinics, workshops, and private lessons to colleges, music teachers associations, music clubs, and other interested associations. She presents the work of the Taubman Approach in a clear and concise way, accessible to audiences ranging from the professional pianist to the elementary piano student, as well as to non-musicians. She encourages the audience, teachers, and students to participate, ask questions, and contribute to discussions in all formats of her presentations.