Green Willow Academy offers premier private piano, violin, and Suzuki string lessons in Greenville, Taylors, and Greer, South Carolina. Founded by award-winning pedagogue Steven Brundage, Green Willow Academy is consistently among the highest-achieving private music studios in the Upstate.

All of our teachers hold at least a masters degree in their field, offering dynamic instruction with the goal of producing independent, expressive, and technically proficient musicians who possess a passion for music and the skills to create music for a lifetime .

Meet Our Team!

Steven Brundage is the founder and director of Green Willow Academy. He is a doctoral candidate in piano pedagogy at the University of South Carolina, and enjoys teaching classical repertoire, improvisation, and technical skills to students of all ages and abilities. His writing is featured in national music publications, including Clavier Companion, American Music Teacher, and The College Music Society Symposium on topics of musical prodigies, talent development, and performance anxiety. Steven is the winner of the Music Teachers National Association's 2016 Article of the Year Award, and is a regular presenter to piano teachers throughout the Southeast. He holds professional memberships with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), The College Music Society (CMS), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Steven Brundage is the founder and director of Green Willow Academy. He is a doctoral candidate in piano pedagogy at the University of South Carolina, and enjoys teaching classical repertoire, improvisation, and technical skills to students of all ages and abilities.

His writing is featured in national music publications, including Clavier CompanionAmerican Music Teacher, and The College Music Society Symposium on topics of musical prodigies, talent development, and performance anxiety. Steven is the winner of the Music Teachers National Association's 2016 Article of the Year Award, and is a regular presenter to piano teachers throughout the Southeast.

He holds professional memberships with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), The College Music Society (CMS), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Nikki Eoute holds a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in voice performance. Nikki was an auditioned participant in the 2006 Westminster Choir College Summer Workshop studying choral music and conducting in Florence, Italy with Joe Miller and in 2012 she was an auditioned singer for the first Northwestern Summer Music Institute with Steven Smith. She has been a featured soloist in many choral concerts and recordings and has won several awards at the National Association of Teachers in Singing competitions for classical and musical theatre. She teaches violin and voice, coaches high school choirs, and adjudicates choirs and singers regularly in the southeastern US.

Nikki Eoute holds a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in voice performance. Nikki was an auditioned participant in the 2006 Westminster Choir College Summer Workshop studying choral music and conducting in Florence, Italy with Joe Miller and in 2012 she was an auditioned singer for the first Northwestern Summer Music Institute with Steven Smith.

She has been a featured soloist in many choral concerts and recordings and has won several awards at the National Association of Teachers in Singing competitions for classical and musical theatre. She teaches violin and voice, coaches high school choirs, and adjudicates choirs and singers regularly in the southeastern US.

Anna Burrell holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree with a piano principal and has completed Suzuki Association of Americas teacher training for Violin Units 1-4. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education. Anna taught private and group classes at an established studio in Greenville, SC for four years. She also taught general music classes at the Master's Academy of Fine Arts and group violin classes for the Suzuki Talent Education Program in Atlanta, GA. Anna directed a Youth String Orchestra for two years, and founded the Soli Deo Gloria Strings Quartet in the Atlanta area.  Anna played violin with DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, Cobb Symphony Orchestra, and Georgia Philharmonic, in the greater Atlanta area. She holds professional memberships with the National Association for Music Education (NafME), Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), Suzuki Association of South Carolina (SASC), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Anna Burrell holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree with a piano principal and has completed Suzuki Association of Americas teacher training for Violin Units 1-4. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education. Anna taught private and group classes at an established studio in Greenville, SC for four years. She also taught general music classes at the Master's Academy of Fine Arts and group violin classes for the Suzuki Talent Education Program in Atlanta, GA. Anna directed a Youth String Orchestra for two years, and founded the Soli Deo Gloria Strings Quartet in the Atlanta area. 

Anna played violin with DeKalb Symphony OrchestraCobb Symphony Orchestra, and Georgia Philharmonic, in the greater Atlanta area. She holds professional memberships with the National Association for Music Education (NafME), Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), Suzuki Association of South Carolina (SASC), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Rachel Siglin holds a Master's of Music Degree in piano pedagogy. She is a member of the Music Teacher's National Association and is a regular attendee at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.  She enjoys working with students of all ages and finding music that meets their specific needs. Rachel's students learn classical, popular and sacred styles. She is an active performer in her community and church.

Rachel Siglin holds a Master's of Music Degree in piano pedagogy. She is a member of the Music Teacher's National Association and is a regular attendee at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy

She enjoys working with students of all ages and finding music that meets their specific needs. Rachel's students learn classical, popular and sacred styles. She is an active performer in her community and church.