My name is Julie Kay Berninghaus and I am the piano and voice coach at Brillante Music Studio. I never get tired of exposing my students to life changing music and pushing them to grow into confident people and musicians.
I graduated from Northwestern University-St.Paul with a degree in Ministry and Music, then taught choir and music lessons for three years with the Home Educators Resource Organization (H.E.R.O). While there, I was able to start a new music ensemble there for students who wanted to invest in a higher level of musicianship and performance.
I followed my passions for music and community by becoming the Director of Music and Worship at a church for eight years where I directed all aspects of the music program and conducted choirs and orchestras for special events.
I started Brillante Music Studio because I believe that every person is capable of so much more than they thought they were AND because the skills developed through music training enhance every area of life!
I am a member of the Minnesota Music Teacher's Association (MMTA), Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA) and the South Suburban Music Teacher's Association (SSMTA).
The Brillante Philosophy
Brill Ahn Tay
1. brilliant, bright
2. excellent, radiant, sparkling
At Brillante, music is safe, but the most growth happens outside of your comfort zone! Students are challenged by music lessons with depth and intention and I am always striving to unearth the best in each student. My teaching methods are infused with creativity and accountability. I believe very deeply in each one of my student's capabilities.