BONNIE SLAUGHTER, NCTM  has been a piano teacher for over 40 years. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. She is member of the Idaho and Utah Music Teachers Associations. She has served as President of the Bridgerland and Ogden UMTA Chapters. She has also served on the Utah MTA State Board.

Bonnie is the director of the Oakwood Music Studio. She maintains a studio of about 80 students from newborn to adult. She has published 5 books, including music camps, which she enjoys sharing with music teachers across the country.  She has also created Theory Strips, a series of music theory workbooks to help students better understand and apply theory.

Bonnie is the founder and director of the Northern Cache Valley Performing Arts Festival which is held in Preston, Idaho each spring.  The mission of the Festival is to provide adjudication and performance opportunities for students of all musical genres and abilities.

She has recorded a series of audio CD’s titled “Surviving the Music Lesson Rollercoaster” for Parents and music teachers, and “Thriving on the Music Lesson Rollercoaster” for music students. She is now offering classes and personal mentoring to parents and music teachers where they learn tools to empower, inspire and motivate their children and students.

She is a certified Emotion Code Practitioner.

She is married and has five children and 21 grandchildren.