Amanda Bewley

Amanda B.

Livermore, CA

About Amanda B.

Amanda teaches: Females 4 and up
Males 4 to 18
Teaching since: April 2009
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Hello, I'm new to California, but not new to teaching! In Pennsylvania, I sustained a studio of 10-20 driven students. I now want to start building up a group of great students in the Livermore area. I obtained my B.M. in Violin Performance from West Chester University. I have been furthering my teaching skills as an active American String Teachers Association member, through Suzuki training, and pedagogy study at The Juilliard School during the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies.

I work to help students create and achieve their musical goals. I pride myself on clearly communicating lesson topics and assignments so every student knows exactly what must be practiced for the upcoming lessons. Teacher clarity helps students practice in a more focused fashion so they can improve as steadily and quickly as possible. I ensure my students get the most out of each lesson by using a variety of teaching styles and tools. Students with longer lessons (45 minutes or more) can benefit from music theory workbooks and games which I incorporate into the lessons. My goal is to make every lesson fun and challenging for my students!

I offer multiple performance opportunities each year. For the past three years I organized formal spring recitals where all my students gained the experience of playing with an accompanist in a recital hall. This past year I invited a few select students to perform in an honors recital. Another performance opportunity I offered a few years ago was a more casual Duet Day where my students and I performed duets for their family and the community in a park. Of course, these opportunities change from year to year, but the emphasis is always on giving a performance to be proud of!

Photos and Videos

Myself and some students after the May 2015 solo recital.

Experience

Violin and Viola Instructor

Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Beam's School of Music

I taught in-studio violin and viola lessons to students in Frazer, PA.

Education

B.M. Violin Performance

Aug 2011 - May 2016
West Chester University

Certifications

Every Child Can!

Jul 2014
Suzuki Association of the Americas

I participated in the introductory course for Suzuki instructors and learned the ideas behind the Suzuki method of teaching. I am excited to be able to incorporate these ideas into my instruction.

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association

Jun 2014

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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5 Reviews on Amanda B.

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Ela M. Feb 23, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amanda is an excellent instructor and I like her work ethics and her dedication to teaching music.
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Riley P. Jan 17, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Amanda is very nice and patient with my girls, they really like learning with her. They have really learned a lot in only 3 lessons. We will definitely keep taking lessons with Amanda:)
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Jamaal W. May 21, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amanda is very patient, very understanding and a true professional. She teaches with passion and is very dedicated to the success of her students. I'd highly recommend her.
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Kirsten T. Dec 22, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter recently started working with Amanda, and I've been impressed all around. She has a great style, pays very close attention to technique, and has a personality that puts my daughter at ease and gives her someone to look up to. I would highly recommend Amanda!
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Lotus M. Jul 8, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Amanda has impressed me by her excellent way of teaching violin to my 6 years old. I highly recommend her.
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