Jenny Bradley is a musician, pianist and teacher new to Asheville from New York City. She has taught hundreds of students in the Carolinas, Chicago and New York over the past 25 years. Known for making lessons fun and for keeping the same students for years at a time, Jenny is always creating new ways of teaching to accommodate different learning styles.
Her life-long involvement in music ranges from gospel singing in church as a child to 15 years of classical piano study which led her to earning a degree in music education from Lander University with an emphasis in piano and choral music. At the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, she helped develop the group piano course for kids and created a successful method of teaching rhythm, ©Rhythm Shapes. She also wrote several arrangements and medleys used in performance there and performed herself. In addition to solo appearances, Jenny has been a back up singer for several bands, has sung demos in Nashville and was a featured music instructor on an NBC television series. Jenny is also dedicated to inspiring young educators. She has led workshops at Roosevelt University of Chicago, Access Contemporary Music, City University New York, The Old Town School of Folk Music and public schools of South Carolina.
For 15 years in Manhattan, Jenny ran The Americana Music Circle and My Friend Jenny, Music for Kids, both of which provided in home private and group music lessons as well as party and school entertainment. She also wrote the music education curriculum for The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, known now for their musical productions, upon their grand opening.
Since moving to Western North Carolina in 2020, Jenny, along with her daughter Blu Belle, has formed the duo Moon Water. They perform monthly live streams on their Facebook page while waiting on live venues to reopen. Moon Water is recording an album of original music at Citizen Vinyl in Asheville to commemorate the family experience of relocating during the pandemic and the creativity it inspired.
My kids had the privilege of taking lessons with Jenny Bradley for years. I urge you to grab this opportunity! Jenny shaped their journey as musicians. She not only helps with learning the instrument but with finding their voice!
-Rebecca P, parent
I took music lessons with Jenny when she lived in NYC, and always I look forward to the day she would come and give me lessons. I think a great teacher is equivalent not only in expertise, (and Jenny is that) but also for the joy she exudes when she teaches! And at this time in our world, children need as much encouragement and joy as they can possibly get.Jenny your are an awesome teacher!!!
-Bonnie R, adult student
Jenny is an amazing piano teacher! I hired her to teach at Old Town School and she had many successful years teaching in out piano programs! Her students love her!
-Laura D, supervisor at OTSFM
My daughter looks forward to her lessons with Jenny Bradley whether in person or on FaceTime. The joy it brings to our family is immeasurable. I can’t imagine a better music teacher.
-Michele G, parent
Jenny taught my kids not only how to play the piano, but how to love music. She is so much more than a music teacher — she’s a happy burst of positive energy and we all looked forward to her piano lessons.
-Bonnie B, parent
My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Jenny Bradley for over 5 years. Miss Jenny is an INCREDIBLE teacher. Kind, supportive, funny, and just so talented! I am in awe of my child’s progress but just as important her love of piano and music!!
-Rachel K, parent
Jenny has been my daughter’s piano teacher since she was 6.. 8 years later she is still loving and enjoying her piano lessons every week! Jenny is the best!!!!
-Tina C, parent
Jenny Bradley is the best piano teacher. She’s inspiring, as fun or as serious as the situation requires. She’ll really “get” your kid and help develop their love of music.
-Matt B, parent
Miss Jenny is THE best!!! She has the most amazing way of teaching our girls- with a class modeled exactly to their liking.. We love her energy, music choices, expert knowledge, patience and.. her!
-Brinlea P, parent