About the Director

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Bio

Bradley Hetherington is from Davis, Oklahoma, where he began studying piano at the age of eight. In 2019, he graduated Cum Laude from Oklahoma Baptist University with a bachelor's degree in Piano Performance with an Emphasis in Pedagogy. In 2021, he graduated with a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Texas Christian University. While in school, he has been under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Dean, Dr. Ann Gipson, and Mr. Harold Martina. During his educational career, Bradley conducted research for his master's Lecture Recital Lecture titled “Music for All: Introductory Steps for Teaching Piano to the Special Needs Student". The link is below.

Bradley Hetherington - TCU Graduate Lecture Recital

Bradley currently teaches at The Coppell Conservatory in Coppell, Texas near Dallas where he teaches private piano and music theory. Prior to teaching there, he has held teaching positions as a graduate assistant at Texas Christian University, a private instructor for The TCU Preparatory Department, Parker Piano Studios, and the Oklahoma Baptist University Preparatory Department. He also has maintained a private studio since 2013. Bradley has taught private and group piano, music theory, and aural skills to pre-college, college, and adult students. His students are active in recitals, festivals, and competitions.

Bradley's interest in the field of piano pedagogy and special needs began while he was in high school when he was unprepared to teach a student with special needs. During his undergraduate studies, he began to scratch the surface of special needs and piano pedagogy, then in graduate school devoted most of his time researching for his master's lecture recital. At his current job, he teaches a hand-full of special needs students including students with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Speech Disorders, Dyspraxia, and Asperger's.




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