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Dustin Breshears

About Dustin

Dustin Breshears is president of the Music Teachers’ Association of California - Butte Branch, Director of the Chico Summer Music Academy, Producer of the Monster Piano Concert, Certificate of Merit Chairman, and Certificate of Merit adjudicator throughout northern California. In addition to his many MTAC administrative positions, he has maintained a large private piano studio in Chico since 1998, which has produced several award winning students and college music majors

“Dustin is a very effective teacher. In classes of beginning keyboard players he has been able to help the individual students accomplish a good degree of skill, even with students who have widely varied backgrounds and musical talent. His knowledge of pedagogy is very good and his ability to present the complexities of keyboard performance in a very clear, understandable way is noteworthy.”
-Dr. James M. Bankhead, Former Chairman
CSU, Chico Department of Music
 
“Dustin has taught piano to all of my children. He is a very patient and caring teacher. He communicates well with both the students and their parents. His love for piano is very evident, and he strives to make learning the piano a fun experience.”
-Jann Reed
Chico Unified School District Board
 
“Dustin was the perfect teacher for me. He was so helpful in knowing exactly what to teach me and how to teach it so that I would understand. He helped me to understand musicality and to really love to play. Without his encouragement I probably wouldn't have had the confidence to study music in college and to become a teacher. And it's funny because even after all those classes, I think his lessons were still the most valuable to me. Whenever I am teaching I constantly find myself thinking, "How would Dustin have taught this? What would Dustin have done or said?" I hold him in high regard as a teacher and as a person and a friend.”

- Dana Poole
Former Student / MTAC Active Member, Orange County North Branch

Teaching Experience

M.A. and B.A. in Piano Performance
Certificate in Piano Pedagogy
1999-2002: Teacher of 3 levels of beginning piano classes at CSU, Chico
1998 – 2004: Administrative Director of CSU, Chico Keyboard Encounter
Private Studio in Chico since 1998

You can contact Dustin through the Music Connection - 530-898-0110 or email at breshearsfamily@ymail.com

Performing Experience

1st Prize Winner of Kruschke Piano Competition 2000
Soloist with the Paradise Symphony Orchestra
Soloist with the Philanthropia Chamber Orchestra
Masterclass performer for the Golandsky and Taubman International Piano Festivals in Italy, Massachusetts, Princeton University, and Oregon