Pianist and Instructor
Howell was born and raised in southwest Houston. She began her study of piano
at the age of five. After having her children, she went back to school to study
music history, theory, performance and pedagogy. She and her husband, Bruce,
met in chemistry class at Brigham Young University and were married in 1975.
Bruce practiced dentistry in Missouri City, Texas for over 23 years and was
also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Dental School.
He was the editor of the Journal of the Greater Houston Dental Society for over
5 years and was also a contributing writer for various dental journals. After
25 years in Texas, choosing a less hot and humid life, The Howells packed up
everything, moved to Colorado and have never looked back.
practicing the Art and Science of Dentistry for over 40 years,
retired, beginning a new chapter in his life. He and Jeanne enjoy working in
the yard, playing Qwirkle and SkipBo, the snowy winters, hockey,
football (Jeanne prefers the KC Chiefs), cooking, funny sitcoms, serving in their church
and enjoy just being here in Colorado. They have two grown children.
Michael, graduated with honors from BYU Law School in April 2007. After
practicing Intellectual Property Law for many years, he has accepted a position
as Assistant In-House Counsel for a multi-million dollar international
technology company. He is a mountain biking enthusiast, skier, and loves to
talk politics. Mike and Janelle were married in June of 2008. She graduated
with a master degree in Public Health and is working for a company conducting
advanced genetic testing and research. She loves to read and they both love to
play golf and to travel internationally.
Leslie, graduated from BYU with
a degree in history and cultural anthropology. She is the manager of the
recreational gymnastics gym,
Springville, Utah. She loves to ski, fish, play softball, and to do scrap
booking and quilting. She is also a Gymnastics judge for meets and
competitions. Leslie and Eric were married in July of 2008. Eric graduated with
a BS in nursing. After being an ICU floor and Charge Nurse for years, he
recently joined the Cardiac Cath Team at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah.
He is a body builder enthusiast, a proud boat owner, a fisherman and also a
skier/snowboarder. Charlotte was born in August of 2013 and is a precious girl.
Grandma calls her MoonPie. She loves school and reading and also has a love of
fishing, gymnastics, singing, dancing and of course, piano. Charlotte also
loves to go birding with Grandma. Steele was born in August of 2016. He loves
to fish, loves preK, dinosaurs, talking non-stop, riding his bike and doing
other boy things. Grandma calls him Jelly Bean. Emery was born in June of 2020.
She is a precious happy and self-confident toddler who adores her older
siblings. She is Grandma's Twinkie.
| Charlotte at the
|Charlotte & Steele each caught a
|Jeanne is an avid bird watcher and
loves hiking, fishing, quilting, gardening, cooking and being with her family
which includes the cat. She also collects PEZ candy dispensers; currently the
collection has over 1400 different dispensers. In Texas, she was a permitted
wildlife rehabilitator, specializing in baby squirrels, but also cared for
cottontails, song birds, ducks and an occasional opossum. She loves classical
music and classic rock'n'roll. Her favorite composers to listen to are Ravel,
Debussy and Rachmaninov, and her favorite to study are Bach, Mozart and Chopin.
She really enjoys music history, composer biographies, musical instruments from
other cultures and in the spring of 2008, began composing teaching pieces and
finished writing her first Sonatina. She has been the organist at church for
eons, she served as President of the Boulder Federated Music Club from
2014-2016 and has served on the State Board for the Colorado Federated Music
Club from 2014-2021 as well as in various other capacities.