Mrs. Brazier

Email:  cdbrazier@mpsaz.org Click Here   

Phone: 480-472-2789

Biography

Mrs. Brazier with her violaI started playing the violin as a 4th grade student on a whim, not ever knowing that I would fall in love with music enough for it to become my career.  I entered Tucson's youth orchestra scene at a young age, stayed actively involved with my school and youth orchestras, and switched from violin to viola a few years before starting college.  I earned my bachelor's degree in Music Education from Arizona State University and my master's degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education.  Throughout my time at ASU I studied viola with Nancy Buck, taught with the ASU String Project, and performed with the ASU Symphony.  After my graduation in 2008, I joined Gilbert Public Schools and taught elementary strings for four years.  I joined the Stapley staff in 2012 and have enjoyed every moment.  Junior high (especially Stapley Junior High) is such a blast!  

My passion for music and education extends far beyond my workday.  I had the privilege of working with the East Valley Youth Symphony (EVYS) as their Chamber Ensemble Strings Specialist from 2011-2014 and am now the Division IV Conductor for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony (MYS).  I served the Arizona Music Educators Association as their secretary for the 2013-2015 term and will serve again in the future.  Music is an incredibly important part of my life; I hope to pass this on to all of my students.  

In addition to playing the viola and advocating for music, I love reading, swimming, walking my dogs, practicing yoga, cycling at the gym, and spending time outside when the weather isn't too warm.  

I look forward to a wonderful year with all of you!