References and Teachers

Claudia Bentley, 6th grade GATE teacher

“Lillian Barrus was a student in my 6th grade class.  Her musical abilities are truly amazing.  She is able to help other students in academics and in music.  Her manner is always calm and patient while clearly explaining a process to students and practicing with them.  Her example of dedication, responsibility, and excellence would help any student.  She is a natural teacher who cares both about who she is helping and what she is teaching to them.  Lilly excelled in all areas and showed maturity beyond her age.” 


References: Special thanks to all the great teachers who have influenced Lillian in wonderful ways.

Piano teachers

Kikue Oyama

Fumiko Yamada

Cheryl Lawton

David Glen Hatch

Amy Ward Choat

Shawntelle Wetherbee

Margaret Schloss

Mignonne Jeppson

Janalen Fischer

Winston Lee

David Glen Hatch (

Violin teachers

Mylissa Graham

Mylissa Graham – “Lillian was a wonderful, bright, capable student of mine on the violin.  She was always prepared with a smile on.  She has an inherent love of all things musical.  She was parent teaching and practicing with her little sister at the time I had her and they both grew so much in the process. Her joy and love of music will spill over into the children that she shares her gift with!”

Brittany Olson LeSeuer

Kristiana Sandberg (

Mrs. Coleman (TIS orchestra teacher)

Mr. Beck (UVYS orchestra conductor)

Suzanne Brimhall Barraclough (Suzuki Violin Teen Teaching Workshop instructor)

Terry Durbin (ISSI Performance Class)

Lillian and Aaron Ashton

Judy Bossuat-Gallic (ISSI Master Class)

Wilfried Van Gorp (ISSI Technique Class)

Aaron Ashton (ISSI Fiddling Class)

Rob Sorensen

Barbara Scowcroft (Utah Youth Symphony conductor)

Maria Dance (current teacher)

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