Holly Stewart Franz is a professional piano teacher who recently relocated to the Lehi/Highland area of Utah. She has been working with students for over 30 years, teaching private and group piano lessons, organ lessons, theory, and general music classes in California, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Spain. Her studio includes beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages who are studying the piano for personal enjoyment in addition to preparing for festivals, competitions, recitals, exams, college music auditions, and other performances.
As an active member of the Music Teachers' Association of California, Mrs. Franz served as the Vice President of the Northern San Diego Branch for the past four years and she served as the chair for the Southern California Junior Bach Festival and the San Diego Sonata Competition for several years. Other professional memberships include the Music Teachers' National Association, the Utah Music Teachers' Association, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and the American Guild of Organists. The daughter of musician parents, she began playing the piano at age 3 and soon after began performing and competing. She received her education in Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy at Brigham Young University.
Mrs. Franz uses her musical skills to serve and create music in the community. She sings with the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras. She has directed elementary school choirs, church choirs and orchestras, and she has been a church organist 25 years.