Weber County Location
Brittany Bennett ~ Brittany has an extensive background in music education and performance. As a former Miss Utah contestant, piano/voice teacher and Co-Director of the well-known Lomond View Elementary School Choir, she spends quite a bit of time doing the thing she loves best, teaching music. Throughout her life she has been involved in dance, acting, and show choirs. Brittany pursued a degree in Music Education at the College of Eastern Utah on a music scholarship as a percussionist and choir member. She spent 4 years as a member of the well-known Bells on Temple Square. She was also a percussionist with the Orchestra at Temple Square during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Brittany was the Director for Performance Academy in North Ogden, a singing and dancing group for kids, from 2015-2020. She currently teaches music and the bells at Lomond View Elementary. When she isn’t involved in music, she loves to play pickle ball and eat chocolate! She and her husband have four children and live in Pleasant View.
Melissa Chertudi ~ Melissa has been a school teacher for 20 years and currently teaches 4th grade at Lomond View Elementary. She is also a curriculum specialist for Weber School District. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Music. She is the creator and artistic director for the well-known Lomond View Elementary Show Choir, comprised of 200 children. Melissa is also the music director for North Ogden City’s Summer Theatre Shows and Camps. She has been involved in musical theatre throughout her entire life, and has served as the director in many church and community choirs. She currently teaches voice lessons, and specializes in musical theatre auditions. Melissa’s passionate about creating and telling stories through music. Whether it is on the stage or in the classroom, Melissa encourages children to reach their potential. In her free time, you can find her on the pickle ball courts or the slopes at Snow Basin. She and her husband live in Pleasant View with their three wonderful children.
Utah County Location
Brita Miles ~ Music has always played a starring role in the life of Brita. Early on, she developed a love for the piano, singing, and songwriting. Brita has found much joy in teaching others music (especially children and teenagers). Her passion to bring out the best in others as they learn and perform, is one of her many unique talents. Brita has inspired countless individuals through her gift of writing music that touches people deeply. She has performed by acting, singing or playing the piano in many various settings, accompanied hundreds of people, taught piano lessons, plays the ukulele, taught music at schools as a volunteer, recorded in multiple studios, and has organized and directed many different groups to perform and sing. Her crowning musical achievement, thus far, came when she was called to be the Music Director for the Ogden Temple Cultural Celebration in 2014. She was able to utilize all of her talents as she organized and led more than 16,000 youth in singing original compositions, as well as other pieces. Her most important music, however, has been created within the walls of her own home. Brita is a stay-at-home mom of 4 wonderful children. Her husband and children are the light of her life and she enjoys watching them in all of the various things they love to do. Brita enjoys cooking, reading, playing tennis, hanging out with friends and throwing fun parties. She is thrilled to begin this new journey, and to bring her excitement, creativity and positive energy to all those involved!