Amy Valentine Brookes has studied with Elizabeth Swarthout for 22 years, and with John Bloomfield since 2009. She has a music minor from U.C. Santa Cruz and is a board member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California (Alameda branch). She teaches out of her studio based in Berkeley, California. Amy is also a drummer, and has applied the Taubman Approach to her drumming to play pain-free and with ease.
Level of Certification: Instructor, 2016
Taubman Teacher: Elizabeth Swarthout
Mentor: Elizabeth Swarthout and John Bloomfield
Location: Berkeley, CA
Educational Background: B.Sc. Marine Biology, Minor in Western Art Music (piano): U.C. Santa Cruz; Masters in Quantitative Marine Ecology (University of Sydney, Australia)