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Teaching the World to Play
Bernadine Johnson

Bernadine Johnson


Bernadine Johnson has been composing for the public since the age of nine, when her memory failed her during a recital. Rather than stopping, starting over, or crying, she just made up the rest. She has been actively arranging and composing music ever since.

Ms. Johnson earned her degree in music education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been teaching piano for more than 25 years to students of all ages and abilities in her private studio in Fremont, Michigan, and has served on the faculties of both Jordan College and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Along with her teaching, she is active as a church musician, adjudicator, accompanist, director, member of several musical organizations, community volunteer, wife, mother and grandmother. She has received several awards for her accomplishments and service in the field of music.

Her teaching philosophy is that every person is unique, and all will learn at their own pace and in their own way. Therefore, each should be given time, respect, acceptance, opportunity, and of course, music that inspires them to continue the journey!