Brandy is wife to Tom Ruscica, Chair of the Music Department at William Jessup University. She and Tom have 3 beautiful children; Luca, Dario and Juliana. When not teaching privately out of the studio, Brandy enjoys being her kids’ mom and is a Music Docent for Rocklin Academy.
Brandy, a graduate from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, served as district music teacher for Byron Union School District from 1998-2003. Earning “Teacher of the Year” for both 2000 & 2003, Brandy was featured in California Educator Magazine with a cover story on her practices and methods for music education. Brandy is now a private music teacher specializing in string instruments, piano, band instruments, & choir. She is a member of MTAC (Music Teacher’s Association of California) as well as president of the Placer branch, and Certificate of Merit instructor in cello and piano; as well as an adjunct instructor at William Jessup University. She also serves on the board of Classical Masters Music Festival as Artistic Director.