Dr. Abbie Brewer is a pianist, teacher, and travel enthusiast based in Cedar Rapids, IA. She began studying the piano at the age of 8 in Nebraska. After moving to Iowa in junior high, she began exploring collaborative performance by accompanying her junior high choir. Active involvement in music throughout high school led her to pursue a degree in music education.
As a student at Wartburg College, Abbie studied with Ted Reuter and Suzanne Torkelson. She continued to accompany and began teaching piano. Her first teaching position took her to southern California where she earned her masters degree from Azusa Pacific University, studying with Robert Sage. She returned to Iowa for her doctorate from the University
of Iowa, studying with Ksenia Nosikova. She also continued to teach piano and perform collaboratively, taking advantage of chamber music opportunities in Bulgaria and Italy.
Currently, Abbie teaches courses in piano, music theory, and music history at Coe College. She performs with Durward contemporary music ensemble, the Coe College Concert Choir, and is in demand as a collaborative pianist in the Cedar Rapids area. Abbie has been praised for her thoughtful playing as well as for her confident, direct approach to teaching.