A recent graduate of the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Garrett Bone holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, graduating summa cum laude as a student of Dr. Daniel Paul Horn. Before attending Wheaton, he studied at the University of Michigan’s Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program under Kelly Benson and Dr. John Ellis, where he participated frequently in student recitals and masterclasses. In addition to being a passionate performer who cares about actively engaging audiences in his music making, Garrett loves to teach and finds great fulfillment in watching students progress and expand their intellectual and emotional grasp of creating music. He believes that in every step of ones musical studies, from learning notes to mastering complex pieces, students are presented with the opportunity to engage and interact with centuries of musical traditions crossing all eras and genres. In addition to teaching and performing, his interests also extend to composition, music history, and theory.
Garrett’s work as a performer has included several solo recitals, extensive chamber and solo collaborations, and ensemble accompaniment. Over the course of his three solo recitals at Wheaton College, he explored how audiences of all backgrounds engaged with and understood classical music, culminating in his senior recital, “Images of Humanity.” As an accompanist for Wheaton College, he worked and performed alongside many student musicians in recitals, lessons, masterclasses, and juries. He also served as the pianist for the Wheaton College Men’s Glee Club, performing in their concert tours in China, Florida, and Illinois. Garrett finds great joy in talking about music and is always interested to discover the unique ways people listen to and think about what they hear. He is excited about the opportunity to teach at Noteable Notes and looks forward to engaging with the next generation of student musicians in the Wheaton area.