Emma Wheeler received her bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis in piano from Brigham Young University Idaho in 2019. While there, she studied with Michael McQuay and Ryan Kelly. She also accompanied multiple choirs, orchestras and other music classes at the university, performing regularly campus-wide.
Emma has taught piano privately for almost 10 years, with experience in teaching all ages (from very young children to adults). She's excited to continue her teaching at BIMEC!
Patrice is our Assistant Director at BIMEC. She grew up in a music-loving family who spent a lot of time together singing and playing instruments. Patrice started playing piano at a young age and participated in many piano festivals and recitals throughout middle school and high school. As a teenager she decided to study voice more seriously by taking lessons and participating in singing competitions, many choirs including All-State Choir, and high school and community musicals.
Patrice is now a Senior at Utah Valley University pursuing a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. She has been focusing on Opera and Art Song for several years, and has been a student of voice for 10 years. While in college she has participated in several opera productions, many concerts, and classical recitals. She has a passion for learning and teaching people about the human voice, and with a focus on healthy singing she helps people tap into their natural potential.
Jake has been playing drums and percussion for over 10 years. As a performer, he numerous experiences playing rock, pop, jazz, and classical music. As a composer, his works have been heard in Abravanel Hall, television, video games, and several other locations. These and other skills have placed Jake in high demand as a musician.