Meet Annette

Annette Pack Colledge is an independent piano teacher residing in Providence, Utah. She has maintained a private piano studio for over 40 years. Her students have been recognized at various piano competitions and music festivals where they have won or placed at local and regional competitions and achieved Superior ratings in State Music Festivals. Annette is active as a clinician, adjudicator, performer, and accompanist. As a guest clinician, she has given presentations on topics such as The Lifelong Value of Music and Customizing Practice Techniques Based on Individual Learning Styles.


Annette studied piano with two master teachers, both graduates of Julliard. Her first notable teacher and mentor was Irene Weiss Peery, whom she credits for instilling her passion for piano performance. Annette studied with Dr. Peery through her first year of college. When Dr. Peery moved back to New York, Annette completed her private training with Professor Gary Amano at Utah State University. Annette feels very fortunate to have benefitted from their different perspectives and approaches to perfecting both musical expression and technical skills. Annette graduated from Utah State University with degrees in both Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance. She has attended master classes given by Charles Rosen, Andre-Michel Schub, Leon Fleischer, Jane Magrath, Dennis Alexander, and others. She received the award for Outstanding Piano Performance at USU and performed piano concertos with two symphonies. Fun fact: Annette can trace her piano “lineage” through both of her teachers directly back to Franz Liszt in only four steps and Beethoven in six! The steps are: Irene Peery, Ilona Kabos, Arpad Szendy, Franz Liszt, Carl Czerny, and Ludwig von Beethoven. Through Gary Amano it goes to Josef Raieff, Alexander Siloti (Rachmaninoff’s cousin), Franz Liszt, Carl Czerny, and Beethoven.