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Elaine Brewster

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) teaching artist.

Music! Storytelling! Drama! My job is to be your advocate: I tailor my programs according to your needs. I LOVE teaching and sharing – whether elementary grades or adult! Uniquely positioned, I play unusual folk instruments (hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, bodhran) as well as classical instruments (piano, harp, voice); I do storytelling (more intimate) as well as musicals and operas (large scale); I teach as well as perform. (Hey, I have been around a few years!). My basic motto is YOU CAN! I love it when I receive comments like these: “I was scared at first, but Mrs. Brewster made it fun, and now I’m not afraid” or “I had so much fun! I wish she came every week.” One principal even said, “Could you come and live at our school?!”

Some of my programs include – Music: Learn to sight-read, using the magic of rainbow scales and 1-3-5 / Countries: Phrases, music, dance and art/costume from selected countries / Music: Students compose original songs to students’ poetry / Drama: Students create their own musical based on a book or their own work / Storytelling: Tell a fairytale, fractured fairytale, urban legend or your own story / Storytelling/drama: Put on two plays (with sets) per classroom. EVERY student has a part.
A potpourri of credentials include: Voice teacher 30 years; Elementary Education teacher; Mother of six, grandmother of nine; Youngest aged Metropolitan Opera Winner in Utah; Member of Tabernacle Choir; Bluegrass band member for 15 years and crea

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