This site is a place where we keep random material we use for teaching. This stuff is great if you are teaching yourself, teaching others or just want to know more about music and the piano.
Emma and Ryan
Emma and Ryan met while going to school at Utah State University. They run a joint piano studio in Logan, Utah and love to perform together.
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Ryan balances a varied career as a soloist, collaborator, jazz pianist and teacher. He has received a Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Utah State University studying with Gary Amano. He is a two time winner of the USU concerto competition. He has also studied composition with Kevin Olson, Collaborative Piano with Anne Epperson, and attended a week long intensive with Alan Fraser.
Ryan has worked as a staff and rehearsal pianist for the Foulger International Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre West and The Caine Lyric Theatre.
He is frequently invited as a judge for competitions and as a workshop presenter. He has judged for the Utah High School Activities Association Solo and Ensemble, Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, Utah State Piano Festival, Young Artist Cup at Mountain Crest High School and the Bennet Cup at Preston Idaho. He currently teaches adjunct at Utah State University. Ryan is currently working on a computer science degree.
Emma Welling Frazier’s lofty career as a musician began at the age of seven when she and her two older brothers put on a western show at a local Chuck Wagon in Moab, Utah. Since those days of singing with her ukulele she also learned to play piano, guitar, organ and violin. (Someday accordian and flute will be added to this list.) She is actively involved in her church and local communities and loves being a mom.
Teaching her daughter to read resulted in a paradigm shift that altered her teaching philosophy. She realized that mastering a complex skill (such as reading) is built of simple skills (what does “m” sound like). She has taken this knowledge to her piano studio and tries to fill every hole in a student’s education. This enables students to not only enjoy playing music for themselves but also be a functional part of their community.