Get to know our teachers: Robin Brient, Flute and Piano Instructor
When you first meet your music teacher, you may be feeling excited or even a little nervous. We’d like to help you know what to expect by introducing our teachers with a fun questionnaire we gave to each of them.
Robin, originally from Texas, lives in Culver City with her husband and three young children. She is also a co-owner of Sleepy Cues, a sleep consulting company specializing in helping family establish healthy sleep routines.
How long have you been playing flute and piano?
Flute for 21 years, piano for 28 years
Why did you pick flute?
I loved the size of the instrument. I wanted it to fit in my backpack. I also loved the sound. I love to sing and it reminded me of someone singing.
How long have you been teaching music?
17 years What are your favorite method books to use?
I love Trevor Wye books for flute and Bastein Series for piano for beginners.
What is your favorite piece to play and why?
I love French romantic music. I will always choose some Gaubert or Faure to play for fun.
Who is your favorite non-classical artist?
Right now, Adele. She’s so personal and raw with her talent and has a real way of connecting to her audience.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I run a sleep consulting business for babies and kids and have a great time working w families! Pepperoni or cheese pizza? Pepperoni!
Hawaii or European tour? Europe for sure. We used to live in London and had a great time exploring Europe.
Ice or no ice? Depends on how hot it is outside.
Night person or morning person? I was a night person until I had kids! Now it’s a daily battle to get in bed on time. Favorite quote: “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself” – Glinda the good witch “wizard of Oz”
Robin teaches flute and piano in the Culver City area.