Ms. Leah Brammer
Piano Teacher / Teacher Trainer
Leah Brammer is a pianist, a teacher, and a mentor. She is a catalyst for parents and educators to focus on developing children’s core abilities through music study. She continues to research how to provide an optimum environment for learning, and writes an ongoing blog on education, music education, and 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 where she studied Suzuki under Merna Thomas. Additionally, she studied Suzuki Piano Basics with Dr. Haruko 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. 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, in Friendship Concerts, and traveled with her to perform in 10 Piano Concerts in Japan. They have won awards, been accepted to major conservatories for college study, and begun their own careers in music.
Leah Brammer is currently teaching at her studio in Portola Valley, California. She continues to mentor teachers and students at workshops around the United States, combining this with the Core Suzuki Teacher Research Forum of online video lessons and blogs.