Amy Beshara
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Amy Beshara

Amy B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
We work on a lot of theory, ear training, and chordal harmony so you are equipped to get the most out of your songs.

We work on lyrics so you are able to say what you want to say.

I can teach you singing and guitar or piano depending on which instruments you like to write on.

I believe songs tell our stories and I will guide you through your process of creating your songs from your heart.

About Amy B.

I am the great-granddaughter of a musician who used to play with Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman in NYC in the 1930s and 40s!

I believe every person has the right to be musically fluent, and to have music available to them as a tool for self expression, emotional expression, stress relief, and all the other things that music gives us.

I was trained at Trinity College of Music, London, and Manhattan School of Music, NYC. I am a registered yoga teacher, and have studied linguistics, language acquisition, cognitive science at the university level.

I've been teaching 40+ or more in private lessons and groups for the past 20 years. It's been my life's work to unravel how we learn music best.

I teach as young as age 2 through adult.

I'm trained and certified in the Suzuki Method, Dalcroze Eurythmics, Paul Rolland "Action of String Playing", Music Together, O'Connor Method, and Louise Montello's Performance Wellness

My most recent work as a yoga teacher involves studying the human nervous system and the healing of trauma and stress, in addition to the movement specialization of yoga asana.

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Experience

Yoga Teacher
May 2019 - Present

Om Namo Center, Cambridge, MA

Weekly class teacher, specializing in Restorative and Yin Yoga.

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice Teacher
Feb 2019 - Present

The Conservatory at Highlands, Newton, MA

Private lesson teacher in violin, viola, cello, piano, and voice to students ages 5 and up.

Suzuki Violin Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

Powers Music School, Belmont, MA

Suzuki Violin teacher to ages 2 and up. Faulty member: Suzuki on the Hill Music Camp.

Fiddle Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

Powers Music School, Belmont, MA

Fiddle Teacher, ages 3 and up. Faculty member, Fiddling on the Hill Camp.

Yoga Teacher
Oct 2016 - Aug 2018

Shakti Yoga and Living Arts, Maplewood, NJ

Weekly class teacher, specializing in Yin yoga.

Early Childhood Music Teacher
Sep 2016 - Aug 2018

Lacordaire Academy, Montclair, NJ

PreK-1st grade general music teacher.

Violin, Guitar & Voice Teacher
Oct 2014 - Aug 2018

Lacordaire Academy, Montclair, NJ

Violin, Guitar, & Piano teacher for students ages 4-12

Suzuki Violin Teacher
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018

Montclair State University Extension Division, Montclair, NJ

Private lesson and group class teacher, Pre-Twinkle, Twinkle, and Book 1 violin class.

Workshop Leader
Feb 2014 - Feb 2018

New York Caledonian Club

Workshop leader in Scottish Fiddle.

Workshop Leader
Oct 2017 - Oct 2017

NJ Folk Project Acoustic Getaway

Workshop curriculum writer and leader at regional folk music festival sponsored by the NJ Folk Project

Fiddle Player & Backup Vocals
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017

Burning Bridget Cleary

Fiddle & Vocalist with the international touring band Burning Bridget Cleary.

Education

VINYASA YOGA 200HR
Jun 2016 - Aug 2017

The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA

Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Feb 2009 - Mar 2009

Yinside Yoga, Chatham, NJ

Linguistics, BA
Sep 2001 - Feb 2005

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Viola Performance and Teaching
Sep 1999 - Jan 2001

Trinity College of Music, London

Viola Performance
Sep 1995 - Jun 1999

Manhattan School of Music

Certifications

Suzuki Violin Book 2
Aug 2014

Institut Suzuki Montreal

Suzuki Violin Book 2
Suzuki Violin Book 1
Aug 2013

Institut Suzuki Montreal

Suzuki Book 1 level training
Paul Rolland Method
Jun 2013

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Training in Paul Rolland's Action in String playing, building correct playing technique during the earliest lessons.
O'Connor Method
Jun 2010

Ashokan Center, NY, O'Connor Camp Charleston, SC

Books 1-4 certification and training in Mark O'Connor Method
Music Together
Jun 2007

Music Together of Princeton, NJ

Certification in teaching the Music Together method of early childhood music ages 0-5. Studies in the neuroscience of early music acquisition.
Performance Wellness Levels 1, 2
Jun 2006

New York University, New School University

Training in stage fright, music therapy, and performance related disorders with Dr. Louise Montello, NYC.
Dalcroze Eurythmics
Aug 2005

New York Dalcroze School

Level 1 training in Dalcroze Eurythmics

Affiliations

Broadcast Music Inc.
Feb 2012
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Jun 2010
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.
American String Teachers Association
Sep 2007
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.
Dalcroze Society of America
Mar 2006
Based on the artistic and pedagogical principles of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, the Dalcroze approach teaches an understanding of music's fundamental concepts, expressive meanings, and deep connections to other arts and activities. Performers, teachers, dancers, actors, children, and senior citizens can all benefit from this approach which incorporates rhythmic movement, aural training and improvisation.

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