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Glenna Switzer is a classically trained pianist, freelance keyboard player, singer/songwriter, recording artist, and teacher.

Since 1983 Glenna has been teaching piano, voice, organ, keyboards, and theory. During this time, she has mentored many young people in performance through organizations such as the Saskatchewan Country Music Association, Southwest Chapter (which she is the founder), monthly Youth Talent Nights held at the Lyric
Theatre (which she is a founding committee member along with several Maverick High School Students), assorted music festivals, and Telemiracle. Because of this mentorship, Glenna was honoured to receive an invitation by Premier Brad Wall to the Prince’s Luncheon with Prince Edward for her contributions to music and youth in the Southwest.

Many of Glenna’s piano students have received High School credits for piano. Glenna studied piano for 15 years where her education included private lessons with Myrna Fleenor while growing up in Central Butte, the University of Regina, as well as with Professor Robin Harrison at the University of Saskatchewan.

Glenna is a firm believer in students finding their own voice. Her life was changed by the following quote: “The Woods would Be Very Silent if no Birds sang except for the Best.” This still strongly resonates with Glenna as she instills this belief in her students every day. According to Glenna, “Shows like American Idol go against everything I believe in. Everyone should have a chance to play and sing. There is a place for everyone, whether it’s in Las Vegas, with your own Theatre, or your church choir. Music is not just for a select few!”

Glenna plays in several bands as well as her own, and has been nominated nine times for SCMA awards. She is the recipient of the 2011 SCMA Country Music Person of the Year, 2012 SCMA Keyboard Player of the Year, and, after releasing her debut album A Long Time Comin’ in 2016, was recently awarded the 2017 SCMA “Roots Album of the Year.”

Glenna, along with her husband Blaine, own and operate Switzer Angus. She has two children, Matthew and Jillian.

 

 

This is one of my students performing “Hallelujah”.

 

Playing for Becky Neustaeter at Telemiracle

Playing for Becky Neustaeter at Telemiracle

On stage playing for Becky at Telemiracle

On stage playing for Becky at Telemiracle

 

 

Listen to one of my students, Becky, perform “Rollin in the Deep”!

Becky, Youth Open Mic Night at the Lyric

Becky, Youth Open Mic Night at the Lyric

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Becky Neustaeter performing at the Lyric

Paige and Tara at Youth Open Mic Night

Paige and Tara at Youth Open Mic Night

These are two videos of Danni Jamieson performing at the Lyric Theatre. Glenna takes her students to perform at the Lyric once per month to get valuable experience performing in front of live crowds. Click here to visit www.lyrictheatre.ca

Danni at the Lyric

Daphne playing piano at the Lyric