Mirandi Herrenbruck grew up in a musical family in Evansville, Indiana, and married her high school Hoosier sweetheart.
middle and high school she also played flute and sang in choirs. During her five years in the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Moody, she developed a love for playing in ensembles. In 2002, she earned her B.M. in piano performance from Furman University, under Dr. Derek Parsons. She and her husband moved to the Nashville area in 2002, where they “put down roots” to grow their family.
While at Furman, she found inspiration studying deeper in music theory and composition under both Dr. Charles Tompkins and Dr. Mark Kilstofte in addition to concentrating on her performance degree. Mirandi has spent the last 20 years offering private instruction in Classical piano and flute, teaching high school theory courses, developing music theory curriculum for ages 3-19, coaching instrumental ensembles, and directing the children’s choir at church. She also currently serves as Staff Accompanist at Parish Presbyterian Church in Franklin, TN.
She is keenly passionate about pouring into younger minds and fanning the music theory flames in musicians of all ages, witnessing those “lightbulb moments.” Mirandi wants to see the next generation of musicians grow not only into excellent players who are grounded in the grammar of music but also into lifelong lovers and supporters of music. She and her husband, Brandon, have chosen to home educate their three children — currently ages 13, 17, and 19, all of whom love music and are musicians in their own rites. Their the oldest is currently studying as a Mechanical Engineer Major with Music minor at Grove City College.
When not practicing or teaching, Mirandi can be found with her knitting, reading from the family’s growing library, working in the garden, hiking, or out with their family’s flock of homestead chickens.