Sara Marie Brenner has been teaching since 1992. She began teaching private piano lessons in her parents' living room on the grand piano she now has in her home today. As a talented child musician, her parents gave up their home for 30-40 hours each week as Mrs. Brenner grew her studio to 60-70 weekly students during her high school years.
Following high school, Mrs. Brenner launched, grew, operated and later sold a music lessons company that employed dozens of teachers. She taught lessons herself, trained teachers, wrote curriculum, and also tutored academic subjects. After selling the company in 2012, Mrs. Brenner began a home music and academics studio.
In 2015, Mrs. Brenner took time off from teaching to focus on her MBA and family business. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA and induction into the Delta Mu Delta business honor society at Liberty University. Now, she is completing a post-masters degree as an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum & Instruction, secondary education, with a music endorsement at Liberty University. After truly missing teaching and feeling called to resume working with students, she has re-opened her music and academics studio, and is building her clientele once again. Teaching has been Mrs. Brenner's life's work, and what she loves to do.
Mrs. Brenner tutors various subjects, as well. Her interest in helping some of her students led her to earn a certificate in teaching students with reading difficulties from The University of London (England), in conjunction with Dyslexia International. Today, she tutors students in a variety subjects, including math, English, reading, writing, language arts, history, government, speech, and more. Mrs. Brenner has worked with dyslexic, autistic, homeschooled and gifted students, and welcomes them all to her studio.
Mrs. Brenner has earned Kodaly 1 certification at the Capital University Conservatory of Music, and has trained in Suzuki piano with Mary Craig Powell through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. From ages 3-8, Mrs. Brenner began her piano studies in a strictly Suzuki-based piano studio. From ages 8-19, she studied with Professor JoAnn Hopper at Ohio Wesleyan University, then Dr. Gren at The Ohio State University. She has accompanied for countless soloists, choirs, musicals and stage productions, including in schools, churches and with professional orchestras.
I tutor a variety of subjects! K-5 all subjects, math thru algebra 1, science thru 8th, history/government/civics/social studies all grades, English/writing/reading/language arts all grades, speech all grades. I also work with dyslexic and gifted students.
I am a Suzuki trained piano teacher and have also taught singing, classical piano, keyboard, composition, audition prep and other music lessons.
in partnership with Dyslexia International
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.