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Podcast: Teaching With A Growth Mindset

There is so much to learn from Brittany Gardner. Join guest podcast host Ariel Haubner as she talks with cellist and author Brittany Gardner on the latest episode of the Duet Partner Podcast. How do we create a space where children feel safe to try new things? How do we help them trust their efforts will result in growth? How do we help them build confidence in every area of their lives? You’ll find ideas for connecting to your own wisdom as a teacher. And you’ll feel supported by Brittany’s wisdom, expertise and warmth.

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Want more of Brittany’s wisdom? Check out her book, This Will Help You Grow

More About Brittany Gardner

Brittany Platt Gardner began her cello studies at the age of eight after receiving a cello as a birthday present.

An avid teacher, Ms Gardner has maintained a private cello studio for many years, as well as teaching with The Gifted Music School, the Barbara Kehoe Music School, Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute, Intermountain Suzuki String Institute, and as a guest teacher with the Preparatory Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Gardner’s students consistently place high in festivals and competitions, having won honors with ASTA, the Utah Symphony Youth Guild, Salute to Youth and SAA conventions.

She is a much sought-after clinician and speaker, and as such has presented workshops and clinics at Utah Valley University, Dixie State University Cello Festival, El Sistema Utah, The Suzuki Association of the Americas, The Arizona Suzuki Association, The Colorado Suzuki Association, The First Suzuki Convention of the Americas, and The Suzuki Association of Utah.

Ms. Gardner is on faculty at the Gifted Music School, where she also serves as the Suzuki Program Coordinator. She also serves on the board of Intermountain Suzuki String Institute and has been on the conference committee for both the 2012 and 2014 biannual conferences of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Ms. Gardner remains an active performer in the community, appearing with such groups as the Utah Symphony, Sinfonia Salt Lake, and chamber groups with the Intermezzo Chamber Series, among others. She recently retired from the Orchestra at Temple Square, where she served as Associate Principal Cellist for ten years.

Ms Gardner holds a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Anthony Elliott. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance, graduating summa cum laude from the joint degree program between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Richard Aaron.

She and her husband, Matthew, live in Salt Lake City with their two daughters: a 15-yr-old violinist and a 13-yr-old cellist.

Duet Partner Jun 15, 2022 Inspiration

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