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Mahaney Arts Center
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Sadie Danforth-Brightman has enjoyed performing as a soloist and collaborator in concerts throughout New England and the Czech Republic. She completed post-graduate studies in piano performance at the Prague Conservatory with František Maxián, and the Longy School of Music with Faina Bryanskaya. Since receiving her BA in music at Wesleyan University, Sadie has been interested in the music of women composers, and in Czech piano literature. Sadie currently works closely with the Golandsky Institute, studying the work of Dorothy Taubman, a pianist and teacher whose emphasis on uncovering the physiological basis for movements has inspired generations of pianists. Sadie enjoys teaching piano students of all ages. After a few years of establishing a busy piano studio in town, she is thrilled this fall to have launched Middlebury Community Music Center - MCMC, a music school in the heart of Middlebury, bringing teachers and students of many genres and instruments together under one roof to learn together, perform together, creating a community dedicated to musical learning. In addition to private lessons, MCMC offers group classes for kids and adults, bringing people of all ages together to enrich the music educational experience.