my technical skill grew exponentially, as did my ability to convey musical ideas. I know that this is because of her patient, hands-on approach to teaching. She gently guided me on the road from the fundamental building blocks of technique toward the goal of independent problem solving; I now understand the direct relationship between proper technique and eloquent musical expression, and my music sounds the way that I intend it to. Brenna supported me through the college audition process, and because of her, I will be able to attend the conservatory of my dreams. Brenna has helped me to realize that musical success, from the smallest detail to the largest performance, is dependent upon knowledge and the diligence to apply it.”