Leah Brammer is a pianist, a teacher, a writer, and a mentor. She is a catalyst for educators and parents to focus on developing children’s core abilities through piano study.
She has been researching and teaching Suzuki Piano since 1980. She holds undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Piano Performance from Florida State University, and a Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy from Holy Names College. She studied with pianist Reah Sadowsky for her masters program.
Dr. Haruko Kataoka, founder of Piano Basics has been her most influential mentor. She studied with Dr. Kataoka over 20 years at numerous workshops in the United States as well as study in Japan.
She is a founding member of Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Association (AASPA) established in 1990. She worked to promote a long-term vision to carry out the mission of Dr. Kataoka and Dr. Suzuki’s teachings. This included directing workshops, conducting 5 Piano Concerts, and collaborating with other teachers to develop the AASPA Graduation Program.
Many of her students have performed with orchestra for the AASPA Graduation level 10, won awards, performed in Friendship and Ensemble Concerts, and traveled with her to perform in 10 Piano Concerts in Japan. They have been accepted to major conservatories for college study and begun their own careers in music as well.
She is a member of the Piano Basics Foundation that promotes Dr. Kataoka’s work, the Music Teachers Association of California, The Suzuki Music Association of California, and is also a longstanding member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Leah Brammer currently teaches at her studio in Portola Valley, California. Additionally she continues to mentor teachers and students through online lessons, her writings and videos, and at workshops and Institutes around the United States.
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