1887 Main Street
Washougal, Washington | United States
At Music con Brio, our greatest vision is to inspire self-confidence, encourage self-expression, and enhance the human connection for all ages, one music lesson at a time. We are committed to providing a creative environment that inspires the inner musician while teaching proper musical technique, performance etiquette, musicality, and more, so our students feel confident and excited to share their musical gifts.
Instructor Valerie Ross fell in love with music as a small child watching her mom teach piano lessons in the living room. At age 4, she began begging her mother for lessons, and she’s never looked back since.
As a teacher, Ms. Ross delights in passing on the excitement she felt to the next generation. She aims give each one of her students the tools they need to enjoy playing piano for the rest of their lives, whether they decide to study music as a career or to play for enjoyment and pleasure.
Valerie Ross has an undergraduate degree in music education and earned a CA single subject credential for music in 2007. In 2010, she completed a masters degree in Piano Performance at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, where she studied with renowned performer Randall Hodgkinson. Ms. Ross has performed as a soloist and in chamber ensembles on both coasts of the US and abroad in Italy, included performances at Longy’s Pickman Hall, New England Conservatory’s Brown Hall, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Past collaborations include the Boston New Music Initiative, Boston Children’s Chorus, and the Halalisa Singers.
Valerie Ross has over 15 years of experience as a piano instructor and is an active member of professional organizations that allow her to stay abreast of the latest pedagogical research and techniques.
Music con Brio Piano was opened full time by Valerie Ross in 2018 and is located in Washougal, WA