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and FUELING PASSION in students of all ages

Woodwinds | Bassoon

Alicia is the Director of Education at BIMEC. She holds a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from BYU-Idaho with an emphasis in composition. She has played the bassoon for over a decade and most recently held the position of assistant principal bassoon in the Idaho Falls Symphony.

Following graduation, she worked for two years as an adjunct faculty member at BYU-I teaching music theory.

She believes strongly in the power of music to make better people, better hearts, and better communities

Flute | Voice

Angela earned a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in voice from Utah Valley University with honors. She has played the flute since elementary school and was part of the first flute choir at UVU, where she was awarded a Dean’s grant for a music research project, founded the UVU Opera Club, and served in various positions with NAFME.

Angela was trained classically but encourages her students to explore a variety of music genres and focuses on healthy vocal technique. Her goal is to teach each student to read music fluently and understand it aurally, visually, and emotionally


Bridget Ence Jackson is a professional harpist from Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been playing the harp for over twelve years. In addition to playing with the UVU Symphony, Bridget also plays with local orchestras, including the Utah Chapter of Witness Music.

Bridget loves to teach the harp, and has experience teaching students of all ages. In her teaching she emphasizes musicality, achieved by proper technique, and keeping the body relaxed.


Caroline grew up in Salt Lake City and started taking piano lessons when she was about 8 years old. She began teaching her own piano students at 17. She participated in numerous choirs, musicals and dance groups, and furthered her musical knowledge with advanced music theory classes, more music lessons, and singing in auditioned choirs at BYU.

Her enthusiasm and love for music is what she wishes to pass on to her students. She believes music lessons should be more than a weekly checkbox, but a fun experience and tool for expression, growth, and delight.

Her goal is to help her students achieve the connection to music that leads to fulfilling, lifelong skill that enriches their lives as well as the lives of those around them. She has now been teaching piano to all ages for 10 years and
she loves it more than anything!


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!


Guitar | Ukulele

Gary has been teaching guitar for ten years and has taught all ages, levels and styles. He received his education from Utah Valley University, where he received the Exceptional Performance Scholarship for guitar and played for the UVU Jazz Band and Classical Guitar Ensemble.

Gary has also written his own book for beginning guitar with more to come.


While George is an accountant by profession, he is a musician by choice. He brings over 40 years of playing and teaching experience, including being the lead guitarist in local bands for more than 35 years. His teaching proficiency includes both electric and acoustic guitar, and Rock and Roll, Country, Blues, Folk, and Jazz music. His favorite aspect of teaching is the relationship he builds with his students.

Percussion | Drums | Guitar | Piano

Grace Johnson is currently pursuing a degree in Commercial Music at UVU and is a member of the percussion studio. She has taught piano, percussion, and guitar for eight years. She was a recipient of a musical scholarship, as well as a grant for the 2019 "Percussion Arts Society International Convention" and has performed at conferences in Idaho, California, Oregon, and St. George, UT. She has taught a wide range of skill levels and ages and loves connecting with and inspiring students.

Violin | Suzuki | Kodály strings

Greta received her Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from BYU-Idaho in 2017 where she enjoyed taking violin pedagogy classes as well as child development courses to prepare for her current career as a teacher.

She is a registered Suzuki Teacher in books 1-3 and is planning to continue to be registered in succeeding books.

As a member of the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, Greta enjoys performing frequently and sharing the experience of classical music with her community.

Guitar | Bass Guitar | Ukulele | Banjo | Mandolin

Jeremy Gardner has worked as a professional musician for over 24 years with experience in teaching, performing, recording, and producing. With experience in guitar, ukulele, banjo, bass, mandolin, song writing, and more, he offers a wide array of knowledge and expertise. Jeremy has also worked for many years as a touring artist, performing with bands and artists across the United State such as The Drifters, The Band Perry, Sawyer Brown, 38 Special, Anita Cochran and more. Jeremy knows personally the value of having a great teacher to guide students in their creativity and personal expression and is passionate about helping students reach their goals.



Guitar | Bass Guitar | Piano

Jeremy joins BIMEC after graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Commercial Music - with an emphasis in Studio Performance. Before attending BYU, he completed the guitar program at Orange County School of the Arts. He has played piano and guitar for over 20 years. He has formal training in classical, jazz, rock, blues, and many other styles of music. Through the Commercial Music program, he also learned many techniques for writing, recording, and mixing music. He is passionate about music of all kinds and wants to help bring out that passion in others.



Guitar | Ukulele | Banjo

With over 15 years of experience in performing, recording, producing and writing, Jordan knows music. He picked up the guitar at age 12 and hasn't looked back since. Jordan attended BYU and studied commercial music as well as jazz guitar. He has performed innumerable shows both in academic settings as well as various professional settings throughout Utah. He is incredibly passionate about teaching, and loves making friends. When he's not teaching, you can find him in his home studio.



Cello ❘ Kodály strings

Kaitlin Booth is a talented cellist locally from Eagle Mountain, Utah. She first embarked on her cello journey at 12 years old, advancing quickly as she fell in love with the large range and broad, colorful tones of the instrument. She has played with numerous high school, community, and university-level orchestras and is currently working towards her degree in Cello Performance at Utah Valley University, studying under the direction of Dr. Cheung Chau. She adores playing and teaching cello and is excited for the opportunity to make it her lifelong career.

Viola | Violin | Cello | Bass | Piano | Suzuki | Orff | Kodály strings

Kathryn Tabler received her Master of Arts degree (specializing in String Education) from California State University Los Angeles, and her Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music from Brigham Young University. She is a certified Suzuki Violin and Viola teacher and has additional training in Dalcroze, Kodály, and Orff. Kathryn's teaching credentials include: California Music K-12, Utah Music 6-12, and Montessori Primary (UMTEP) 3-6 diploma. She also currently holds her Utah Art 6-12 Endorsement as well.

Kathryn holds membership in numerous professional organizations, including; American String Teachers Association, National and Utah Suzuki String Teachers Association, American Montessori Society, North American Montessori Teachers Association, Utah Montessori Council, Utah Arts Educators, Watercolor Society of Utah.

Sound Beginnings | Let's Play Music | Presto | Bridge | Ukulele

Lily is the owner of Best In Music and the Best In Music Education Center. She enjoys operating the business with her husband, Marcus, and they have 5 children. She has taught piano for over 20 years, has been the president of the Utah Music Teacher's Association Provo/Orem chapter, and is the creator of the Let's Play Music Bridge program. She is also part of the curriculum development team and the teacher training team for the Sound Beginnings program and enjoys this collaborative work in the professional music industry. Lily LOVES teaching and is passionate about helping students become the musician they want to be.

Violin ❘ Kodály strings

Madison is a junior at UVU, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in violin performance. A native of Utah, she has participated in music from a young age. She was awarded Superior in both Solo and Ensemble categories at the 2014 Solo and Ensemble State Competition.

Madison has studied the Kodály Strings method with string pedagogue, Cynthia Richards, and is part of our new program based upon Mrs. Richards’ work. The Kodály Strings program was developed from the pedagogical methods of Zoltán Kodály, renowned Hungarian composer and pedagogue.

Madison has taught violin privately for several years. She currently works as a strings specialist at Summerhays Music Center in addition to recently joining the teaching staff at Best in Music Education Center.

Guitar | Ukulele | Banjo

Mac hails from Los Angeles, CA and has been playing music in various professional settings since he was 14. He plays around 10 instruments and has been teaching for 10 years. His teaching style is based around understanding Theory and the language of music, and applying it in practical and performance settings. And at the end of the day, he just wants his students to have a good time and feel motivated to continue pursuing their passions.

Viola ❘ Kodály strings

While Megan is currently an Art & Design major at UVU, music is a huge part of her life. She fell in love with the viola at a young age and has played for over a decade. Megan is passionate about collaboration and loves making music with others. She has participated in multiple competitions and tours with several orchestras and experienced performing in a variety of beautiful venues.

Megan loves the way music can transform any feeling or any moment and bring people closer together. The most important thing about music for Megan is the fact that it makes her happy and she’s passionate about sharing that joy with her students.

Guitar | Ukulele | Banjo | Mandolin

Mike has inspired and taught beginner through advanced students in banjo, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, bass guitar, violin, and piano for over 15 years. Mike teaches youth and adults in a theory based methodology and pedagogy with string instruments. Mike has played professional in several bands and orchestras, including Battle Creek, Blue Grass Thunder, The Founding Father’s Blue Grass Band, and a variety of theatrical performances.

Violin ❘ Kodaly Strings

Serena started teaching violin while in high school and loves helping students progress to reach their goals. Serena strives to guide her students to discover and experience the joy making music can bring. She believes that the greatest improvements come when students cultivate honesty, diligence, and kindness. Serena Clement graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors of Music in violin performance in May of 2019. During her time at UVU, she studied violin under the instruction of Yeagi Broadwell and served as the principal second violinist in the UVU Symphony orchestra. Slhe also studied pedagogy with Cynthia Richards and Dr. Donna Fairbanks covering violin literature, Ivan Galamian's Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching and the Kodály method. Throughout high school and college, she attended many masterclasses taught by world renowned musicians Igor and Vesna Gruppman. During the summer of 2019 Serena was chosen to be one of 16 musicians to attend the International Musicians Academy Festival in Bulgaria studying and performing with violinist Blanka Bednarz and the Vidin Sinfonietta. Aside from music Serena also enjoys playing tennis, cooking, biking, and spending time with her family.


Let's Play Music | Saxophone | Ukulele

Sidney is working on her Bachelor's degree from BYU. She has enjoyed playing the flute, tenor and baritone saxophone in various performance groups such as the Advanced Wind Symphony, Jazz Band and Marching Band. Sidney was a honor student, Soccer Team MVP and Team Captain and received the Exemplary Student of the Year, and the Spirit of Timpanogos Mastery in Performing Arts award. She enjoys teaching group ukulele classes and excited to be teaching Let's Play Music 1st and 2nd Year classes.

Woodwinds ❘ Saxophone ❘ Clarinet ❘ Bass Clarinet ❘ Jazz Improv

Steven is a professional saxophonist who graduated from Utah Valley University spring 2019. Steven has played with Grammy winning artists such as Jeff coffin from the Dave Matthews band, and Victor Wooten. Specializing in contemporary styles, Steven also plays guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano proficiently in addition to clarinet and flute.

Violin | Viola | Cello | Piano

Tracy attended Brigham Young University, majoring in Music Education. There, she studied viola with David Dalton. She was in the Honors Quartet for two years, and was the principal violist of the BYU Philharmonic.

She played in the Utah Valley Symphony for 22 years and currently plays in the Timpanogos Symphony.

Tracy has taught violin, viola, and cello for 30 years and studied Suzuki training with several teachers.

Come join our Best in Music Education Center team!

BIMEC is always accepting resumes for music teachers of all kinds! We also maintain a list of qualified substitutes, so if you are interested in teaching for us, please fill out our application here and send your resume to the Director of Education, Alicia, at, or you can contact her at 801-802-0625