Beckie Euson

Beckie E.

Santa Clarita, CA
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About

Beckie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
July 2006

Hi!
My name is Beckie and I have played music for all of my life. I play and teach many different instruments such as the French horn, trumpet, piano, saxophone, mandolin, guitar, and voice.

In 2017, I graduated from UCLA with my Masters in Music on French horn. In 2010, I graduated from Chapman University with two degrees in music- music performance on French horn and music education.

My first job was as at a Montessori Academy elementary school, where I was the brass coach for 3 years. This is where I fell in love with teaching. I have been teaching privately for 15 years now and love the one-on-one attention that I can give the students.

I have worked with many great organizations like the Los Angeles Philharmonic and various music studios around Los Angeles.

I currently am a freelance musician, Elementary school music teacher, brass coach for two local high schools and a private music teacher! I perform with orchestras and groups all around the Los Angeles area. I have performed in such wonderful venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera house, in which I was able to premier a piece!

I look forward to working with you or your child in helping to start or continue a musical instrument!

*** Lesson Details ***
When I teach lessons, I like to check in with the student to see how their day was and how practicing throughout the week went. I am very patient and will teach at the student's pace. I expect the student to practice during the week, even if for just 10 minutes a day. I will always work with a student as long as it takes to have them understand what is difficult for them musically.

For music, I try to find free options but books may be a better option. When we choose a book to play out of, I like to choose a book together so that the parent and the child are happy about the selection. Books vary based on what the needs are for each student. Books are to be purchased by the parent.

I usually play my instruments with the students, but being a freelance musician, I may need to save my chops for an upcoming gig. Not always, but happens from time to time :)

I also have a 24-hour cancellation/lesson change policy. If you are late for your lesson, I will try to accommodate the time but may have students or rehearsals afterward so it will not always be a guarantee. If you are going to be late, please text me BEFORE the scheduled lesson. Lessons are to be every week as I DO NOT teach bi-weekly lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson space is in my home w/ seating for parents and music stand for students. I also have a cat and a dog, so if you are allergic, please let me know! The dog and the cat are put away for the lessons as to not distract either one of us! They are pretty cute!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide the music books and their own instruments and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical genres of playing but I am able to teach all different styles of music.

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Experience

Brass Coach
Sep 2018 - Present
Hart High School

Brass Coach for the French horns and trumpets for marching band season for the music program at Hart High School

Elementary School Music Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present
James Foster Elementary

Music teacher for Tk-6th grade at the James Foster Elementary School. Sharing my love of music and teaching basic and fundamental music education.

Brass Coach
Aug 2018 - Present
Canyon High School

Brass Coach for the marching band, beginning band and wind ensemble for the music department at Canyon High School.

Private Teacher
Apr 2002 - Present
Self

I have been privately teaching for 15 years now. I love to teach students how to master their instrument. I especially love to teach beginning students as it is so much fun to help them grow musically.

Executive Director
Jul 2016 - Aug 2017
California Philharmonic

Education

Masters in French horn
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
UCLA
Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Music Performance on French horn
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Chapman University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Performance on French horn
May 2010
Chapman University

Degree in Music Performance on French horn

Music Education with an emphasis on Instrumental
May 2010
Chapman University

Degree in Music Education

Awards

Gluck Fellowship
Aug 2016
UCLA
Music Education Award
May 2009
Chapman University
John Phillip Sousa Award
May 2006
University City High School

Affiliations

UCLA Alumni
Jun 2017

With a connection to over 500,000 other alumni across the globe, we’re your channel for networking, giving back, engaging and pushing each other forward. With opportunity waiting around every corner, we can turn our potential into exponential growth together.

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International Horn Society
Apr 2015

Since 1970, The International Horn Society (IHS) has been an organization of people from around the world drawn together with a mutual interest in the horn. We are dedicated to the performance, teaching, composition, research, preservation, and promotion of the horn as a musical instrument.

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Photos & Videos

Picture from my master's recital on 5/6/17

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This is Astro! He's our 3-year-old Husky pup that we rescued. He loved hugs and walks and long runs at the Dog park.

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November 2015, my husband and I went on our first cruise together! Of course it had to be a Disney cruise :)

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Peter Pan Statue in England. I love this book and Disney classic growing up and it was always a dream of mine to see it in person!

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Playing for a masterclass at UCLA

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Photo by Beckie E.

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19 Reviews

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Laura L. Jul 27, 2018
French Horn · Online

Thank you Ms. Beckie! You are awesome!

Janina Z. Apr 17, 2018
Mandolin · Online

Tthe lessons were very enjoyable and fun!

Donna Jan 24, 2018
Music Performance · In studio

Beckie is a very talented teacher who knows how to explain things so your ability to play music increases dramatically. She laughs easily and makes lessons so much fun. I highly recommend her as a teacher!

Ann Jan 22, 2018
French Horn · In home

I’ve observed Beckie teaching French Horn and Trumpet. She is extremely capable and, especially with her younger students, very nurturing and encouraging. She is very knowledgeable and clearly explains the techniques and principles she is teaching. She is also very patient.

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Joshua G. Jun 8, 2017
French Horn · In home

I had next to no experience on the horn, and I had learned and improved greatly from the first lesson. From my experience, should you need to jump into horn from the bottom, Beckie is the ideal teacher because of her attention to detail and positive attitude that makes progress exponential.

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Yongsuk P. Jun 2, 2017
French Horn · In studio

She canceled and rescheduled so many lessons due to personal reasons, such as playing somewhere, house construction, etc. When my wife sent her text because my son couldn't make a lesson, she didn't check and charged anyway for no-show. The she cancelled all the remaining lessons. I don't think she is very professional.

Sorry Beckie, but you need to set your priority before taking students. My son is not something you can give lesson whenever you feels like.

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Brodie F. Mar 14, 2017
French Horn · In home

Becky was great! Kind and gentle teaching manner. Brody is excited to have homework and looks forward to next week!

Mia C. Aug 1, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Awesome teacher! My daughter loves her! She fills in the empty spaces her marching band coach doesn't teach!

Beatrice Jul 13, 2016
French Horn · Online

Ms. Beckie is a great French horn teacher. You can learn a lot from her. She is extremely nice and wants the best for everyone.

Jenny Jan 18, 2016
French Horn · In home

Beckie is so sweet and helpful - exactly what I needed!!!

Avery T. Sep 17, 2015
Piano · In home

First lesson was very good. She was very professional and good with our child.

Belle F. Jul 31, 2015
Piano · In home

Beckie did a great job with my Granddaughter on the Piano! Maddy loved her piano lessons with Beckie. My grandson also took Trumpet lessons with Beckie. Although she did not have an actual trumpet to bring to the lessons Beckie did a terrific job showing Jacob the music he wanted to learn and some trumpet playing concepts.

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YADIRA P. Jul 28, 2015
Piano · In studio

My 11 year old has been taking lessons with Beckie for about a month and I couldn't be happier. The first time we met Beckie we immediately discovered she is a very friendly and welcoming instructor. I noticed that my son was immediately at ease with her and all apprehension about meeting a new teacher left him. Driving home after that first lesson he commented on how much he liked Beckie. Beckie does a great job of explaining the theory part of the lessons and I'm excited to see my son's ability grow. My only regret is not having met her sooner.

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Emma A. Jul 17, 2015
French Horn · Online

She is very nice and sweet. She has been very helpful increasing my ability to play the french horn. I love her tips and advice and makes my lessons fun.

Jacob F. Jul 8, 2015
Trumpet · In home

Jacob felt very positive about his lesson today. Beckie assured him that they could work on everything he's wanting to do.

Maddy F. Jul 8, 2015
Piano · In home

Very good lesson. Maddy is really happy with what she learned.

Isabella Jul 2, 2015
French Horn · Online

Very friendly first private lesson for granddaughter they seemed to communicate well with each other. Izzy was very excited and asked for longer lesson the next day.

SheriAnn S. Feb 24, 2015
Mandolin · Online

Beckie is wonderful. My 11-year-old daughter has been meeting her online for about 6 lessons now. Beckie is very patient and engaging. My daughter has asked to add on longer lessons. That is a good sign!

Irina B. Mar 27, 2013
Trumpet ·

Beckie is fabulous - with children, too!

Our 5 year old son has been taking trumpet lessons with Beckie now for 3 months. He has done amazing progress, is eager to practice every day in order to please her, and looks forward to each lesson. Beckie is incredibly encouraging, kind, yet strict enough to keep child's play away from the lesson, and finds ways to make a small child understand the basics of music theory. She balances the lesson nicely between actual playing and theory, never tiring out the student too much with either one. She's reliable, always on time, and communicates very well with both student and parents about any wishes we may have. She makes our son feel special, and he is very sad having to leave her, as we are moving out of the country this summer. His own words being: "Isn't it sad that I'll have to stop my lessons with Beckie, now that we've just gotten started - I really like the way she teaches."
All this to say... we warmly recommend her, and regret having to stop lessons with her. And that we encourage anybody, adult or child wanting to learn the trumpet (or any other instrument Beckie teaches!) to use her services!

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