“Classically Trained Music Teacher ready to help you love music! ”
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Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Ages: 5 & up
Willing to travel? Yes
Has teaching location? Yes
Teaches online? No
Subjects Taught In Person
Ear Training, Piano, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn
University City High School - - 09/02-06/06
Chapman University - Music Education/Music Performance - 08/06-05/10 (Bachelor's degree received)
I specialize in classical genres of playing.
When I teach lessons, I like to go at the pace of the student. I am very patient but I expect the student to practice during the week. I will always work with a student as long as it takes to have them understand what is difficult for them musically. I use a lot of different books like Teaching little fingers to Play and Standard of Excellence. For Adults, I like the Big Beginners Piano book which has easy classical pieces to play! I teach from the rudimentary skills and build on the
fundamentals of music. After 3 or 6 months, my students feel accomplished with what they have learned and excited for the next 3 to 6 months!
Hi! My name is Beckie and I have played music for all of my life. I play many different instruments such as the Trumpet, French horn and Piano. I graduated from Chapman University in 2010 with 2 degrees in music, Music Education and Music Performance on French horn. I also taught elementary school for 3 years and was a brass coach for a Montessori Academy. I have taught privately for 10 years now and love the one-on-one attention that I can give the students. I currently work for the Los
Angeles Philharmonic, I perform with two different orchestras and am in a Brass Ensemble called the Vine Street Brass that performs for events around the city.
I look forward to working with your or your child in helping to start or continue a musical instrument!
In-Studio: practice space in home w/ seating for parents and music stand. I also have a cat and a dog, so if you are allergic, please let me know! The cat and dog are always put away during the lesson time.
In-Home: I have one music stand. I expect the student to provide the music books and their own instruments.