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Dianne Brooks

What I Teach:



John Brown University

Why I love Music: 

I’m Dianne Brooks, and my journey with music began at the tender age of three. My father, a talented musician, patiently introduced me to the piano, igniting a lifelong passion. At four, after attending a moving funeral service, I was determined to learn the hymn that had touched my heart. Recognizing my natural talent and sense of rhythm, my kindergarten teacher recommended formal lessons.

My musical education blossomed at the St. Louis Institute of Music, where I spent 11 years immersed in private piano and theory instruction. As a classical concert pianist, I performed pieces from memory, captivating audiences with my heartfelt interpretations. Being part of Pi Mu, the national honor society for musicians, was a humbling experience, and my recorded performances even earned gold medals.

Straight out of high school, I embarked on my teaching career. For over three decades, I’ve had the privilege of guiding both adults and children through their musical journeys. My teaching approach combines various books and songs, emphasizing not only reading music but also understanding music theory. My ultimate goal? To empower students to play for their own enjoyment, fostering a lifelong love for music.

Beyond music, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Education from John Brown University. Throughout my career, I’ve taught a range of subjects, including Special Education. Helping students overcome challenges has been incredibly rewarding.

I’m excited to share my gift of music with you or your child. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced learner, let’s explore the piano together!

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