Brittany Hensley

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Brittany Hensley

SAA Member


Denver, CO

Brittany is a violinist in Denver, Colorado who enjoys performing and teaching. She has been playing violin since the age of six and holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of South Florida. She has studied with Carolyn Stuart, Monica Germino and Mark Rush.

She has a diverse performing background including performances with Michael Buble, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Ten Tenors, as well as University of South Florida faculty and students in the “Radiance” tour in 2012. Also in 2012, Brittany performed “Sonata” for unaccompanied violin by Brandon Kreuze in the College Music Society Regional Conference. She has performed with many chamber ensembles while at USF as well as at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. While participating in the festival, she performed in masterclasses with Timothy Eddy and Violaine Melancon.

She co-founded the BrittZim Duo with Mary-Cathryn Zimmer (cello) in 2013 and frequently performs with the duo. In 2014, they played on set and setting’s album “A Vivid Memory”. Brittany also performs with the Denver based Americana-Folk band, Alright Alright and recorded on their 2018 album “Nearby”. Brittany is a current sub with the Stratus Chamber Orchestra.

Brittany is a member of the SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas) and has SAA registered teacher training for Violin books 1 through 10 and Stage 1 of Suzuki Early Childhood Education. She earned a Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver under Kathleen Spring in 2016. She has also taken teacher training with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Ann Montzka Smelser and Danette Schuh. Students can look forward to structured lessons that are also tailored to each student’s individual needs.

Brittany currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two cats. She is also the Strings Director at St. Anne’s Episcopal School.