Middlebury

 

Sadie Brightman, piano

Affiliate Artist

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Phone: work802-443-5221

Sadie has been teaching students of all ages in a thriving piano studio for the last 12 years in Western MA, Cambridge, MA, and Vermont. She has a passion for teaching--incorporating theory, technique, analysis, and creative discussion into each lesson.

Sadie's recent work incorporates a strong emphasis on the process of learning, and explores effective physiological approaches to playing, unlocking the artistic expression that brings music to life. In addition to private piano instruction, Sadie has also enjoyed years of bringing early
childhood music to various schools and community-based organizations, including several grant funded initiatives bringing music instruction to low-income areas. One such grant focused on teaching teachers and parents how best to nurture musical growth in children, detailing the stages of musical development, and sowing the seeds
of lifelong musicality. As a passionate student of piano pedagogy, Orff and Dalcroze modalities, Sadie has further developed her holistic piano offerings to students in group and private settings, including several local schools.

Sadie received her BA in music at Wesleyan University, where she studied with Sanda Schuldman, and completed graduate studies in piano performance at the Prague Conservatory with František Maxián, and the Longy School of Music with Faina Bryanskaya. She has performed as a soloist and collaborator in concerts throughout the Northeast and the Czech Republic. Sadie currently continues her studies with Yoriko Fieleke, pursuing in-depth work with the Taubman approach with a focus on the psychology and physiology of performance, and health in art. She lives in Lincoln, Vermont with her husband and two young daughters.