“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
Piano, 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.