Beth Ballinger
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Beth B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Classical piano refers to piano repertoire from the Classical Era, utilizing the techniques and stylistic qualities of that musical time period. Composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Bach are well-known examples of the types of music that were birthed during this time (about 1750's-1820's). Classical piano lessons will include instruction in these types of pieces, and I use a variety of books for each of my students to provide a solid foundation of understanding in order to properly appreciate and perform Classical music. From theory, scales, and technique, to sight-reading and various repertoire, I ensure a well-rounded foundation for their musicianship. If so desired, these lessons can extend beyond the Classical genre and cover other genres of piano music such as jazz, blues, rock, pop, the Romantic era, etc. I customize all lessons to my student's goals, experience level and interests.

About Beth B.

Hi there! My name is Beth and I'm a TakeLessons music lessons instructor. I provide customized, encouraging, and engaging instruction for each student, specific to their unique interests, experience level and goals. My teaching experience started primarily with teaching in-person lessons but I recently expanded to online lessons and have since had the privilege of teaching students all across the USA: California, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, just to name a few. Teaching online has proven to be a very flexible, convenient, and effectual method of teaching and I’m excited to expand my online roster.

In May 2011, I graduated from Texas Woman's University with my Bachelor's Degree in Music and a minor in Business Management. Music has been my passion since before I started taking piano lessons in third grade, and there was always an innate desire to master the keys. At age fifteen, I taught myself how to play guitar and started writing and performing original songs. In 2013, I became a published songwriter when my songs were produced on my church's Christmas Album ("Who Is This King?").

I have been teaching private piano lessons part-time from my home in Colleyville, TX for 9 years, and have instructed over 200 students. I have been blessed to be in full-time teaching since January 2017, and it has been a dream come true to be able to invest all my time and energy into the precious gifts of my students. Teaching is my greatest passion, whether it's of the classical genre, theory mastery, or equipping a student to use their gifts in worship. 

Update: as of February 2020, I have moved from DFW, TX to the Ozarks area. I currently have openings for new online students. I’m excited for this adventure and to develop the musical gifts of students in both the beautiful Ozarks area and around the globe!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I will be happy to discuss. I believe with you that you'll find just the right instructor to impart to your family!

Favorites:
-Debussy
-Mozart
-Steffany Gretzinger
-Johnnyswim

My Top Five Strengths: (from Gallup StrengthsFinder)
1. Positivity
2. Maximizer
3. Developer
4. Achiever
5. Arranger

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Peter T.
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Posted Sep 23, 2020
Mia
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Beth is very nurturing. Her positive personality and encouragement builds confidence. My daughter enjoys her lessons immensely.

Posted Aug 7, 2020
Jolin Z.
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Great experience on the first class for my both kids. Beth is so nice, amiable. My kids love her.

Posted Aug 6, 2020
Brison B.
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Posted Aug 3, 2020
Sofia S.
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Great teacher! our daughter loved her singing lesson and is so excited to keep taking classes with Beth! We’re so happy to have her teach Sofia

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Eliot D.
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Beth is incredible! She makes me love want to sing everyday! She’s a big encouragement and very honest. She knows what she is talking about. Plus she is such a wonderful enthusiast which makes every lesson so much more enjoyable! Pick her!!!

Posted Jun 15, 2020
Alisha
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She is wonderful. My daughter has really enjoyed her voice lessons with Beth.

Posted May 30, 2020
Melissa
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Finding Beth has been the highlight of our time during Covid-19. We were preparing to start in person piano lessons when Covid-19 started and quarantine stopped that plan. After searching the web high and low I stumbled across TakeLessons and particularly found Beth. She has been teaching my daughter voice and piano lessons for 6 weeks now and I cannot speak highly enough of her!! My daughter has not only learned so much from her about piano technique as well as how to use her voice as a beautiful instrument, but Beth is also such a positive light and gives my daughter tons of self confidence. Her positive attitude and upbeat teaching style are electric. I would recommend Beth to anyone, old or young, beginner or experienced. Her teaching methods work so well even through FaceTime and many states away. My daughter has gone from beginner to reading music and playing the piano beautifully with grace and self confidence!! Thank you Beth!!!

Posted May 29, 2020
Lexa
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Excellent teaching style+material

Posted May 5, 2020
Jesus
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Beth is thorough, experienced, understanding, knowledgeable, all on top of being incredibly kind and supportive. In just a few lessons I was already seeing growth in not just my voice but my approach to singing and how I want to explore singing as an individual. More than highly recommended. Thank you!

Posted Apr 29, 2020
Paula W.
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awesome

Posted Apr 18, 2020
Gloria T.
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Posted Mar 31, 2020
Zach C.
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Posted Mar 14, 2020
Peter T.
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so nice

Posted Mar 4, 2020
Heather C.
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Posted Feb 28, 2020
Peter T.
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supa nice

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Eli
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Great first lesson

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Peter T.
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cool

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Ariana
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She is doing a great job teaching my daughter the techniques needed to perform on stage!! Also, how to meet the demands of singing while protecting her voice. She is upbeat, encouraging, engaging, kind, and very well educated in voice.

Posted Feb 5, 2020
Peter T.
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awesome

Posted Feb 5, 2020
Lorene
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I have to admit I was a bit skeptical of online piano at first, but now I’m a fan! My daughter loves Beth and was taking piano in person, but now logistically online is the only option. It works really well, since it’s in the comfort of our home and I don’t have to take her anywhere. We set up a ring light I bought on Amazon and it’s works great through FaceTime! My daughter enjoys the online classes and looks forward to the annual local recital. We highly recommend Beth online or in person! She is so gifted and such a blessing!

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Stephanie
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she was really nice and friendly

Posted Jan 22, 2020
Matilda S.
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Beth was wonderful with my six year old daughter! She can't wait for her next lesson!

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Christine Surette
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Beth was wonderful with my six year old daughter! She can't wait to take more lessons from Beth!

Posted Jan 20, 2020
Parastoo
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Beth is an excellent skilled and enthusiastic teacher who made both of my daughters WANT to learn piano. She works well with families and has a flexible schedule. She is so sweet and friendly and we highly recommend her!

Posted Jan 9, 2020
Parastoo
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Beth is an excellent, skilled and enthusiastic teacher who made both of our daughters WANT to learn to play piano. She works well with families and has a flexible schedule. She is so sweet and friendly and we highly recommend her!

Posted Jan 9, 2020
Abby
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My daughter started piano 2 years ago with Miss Beth and we absolutely love her. She is so kind and patient. My daughter always enjoys going to her lessons and has truly learned so much. We are so thankful for her and will miss her terribly!

Posted Dec 18, 2019
Courtney
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about sweet Beth! She is so kind, talented, and patient. My son is a beginner and truly learned to LOVE piano through Beth. We love her and wish her well!

Posted Dec 13, 2019
Brooke
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Beth is a wonderful teacher. She is very patient with my kids and makes it fun for them. I highly recommend her.

Posted Dec 12, 2019
Laura
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Beth is a wonderful teacher. She is extremely talented and her passion for music is evident. We have been having lessons with Beth for over a year and my daughter has enjoyed every minute of it.

Posted Dec 12, 2019
Naveen
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Beth is an excellent music teacher. We were introduced to her by our friends whose kid was taking piano lessons with her.
My 2 daughters aged 8 and 5 started taking classes with her and the only thing I can say that we were lucky to have her as our kids piano teacher. She is professional as well as friendly with kids. Beth is very sweet and humble human being apart from being an amazing music teacher. My older daughter also took voice lessons from her. I am not a music expert but I was able to see how fast my kids learnt from her which only proves that her teaching style and techniques were excellent.
She was also very accommodating with the schedule if any changes were needed.
We are very sad that she is moving out from our area and it will be really tough to find someone like her. My kids love her and we all wish her the best. Anyone thinking of hiring her for music lessons, do not give a second thought, you will not be disappointed.

Posted Dec 12, 2019
Michelle
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My two girls have been attending Beth‘s piano classes every week for the past two years. The girls love her classes, she has the ability to teach at all levels. You can tell all the students really do love her teaching approach. She is professional, flexible and punctual. She genuinely enjoys teaching. We enjoy attending the piano recitals each year. The girls practice their presentation skills and learn to overcome any shyness they might have as they play in front of an audience. We will miss her classes!
Thank you

Posted Dec 12, 2019
Vicky
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Ms. Beth is my son First and Favorite piano teacher ever! He started his lesson when he just turned 4yrs old. While I worried if he could do it at that early ages, Ms. Beth made every lesson so enjoyable that he love to come every time, and he has learned so much from her in the last 3 years. She’s so good and so patient with kids. He’s so inspired by her that he even said he want to be Piano teacher when he grow up! So cute! We will miss you, Ms. Beth!

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Mary
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My daughter started with Beth at age 4. Beth is sweet and amazing with young kids which requires immense patience! My daughter loved going to piano classes. Recently started my son, age 5, on the keys. He LOVES going to his lessons and I find him practicing without being told to! We are really going to miss Beth! Branson is lucky to have her!

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Sherry
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My son has been taking piano lessons from Ms. Beth for 3 and a half years. He started with another instructor and was referred to Beth. My son’s skills have improved tremendously as she has challenged him with more difficult pieces. She also pays attention to the type of music my son is drawn to which helps keep him interested and wanting to practice. Her cheerful and encouraging demeanor also keep my son interested in learning more.

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Yvette
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Our daughter has been attending lessons with Ms. Beth for the last 4 years. Our daughter started with zero knowledge about playing the piano and has learned so much over the last several years. Ms. Beth is so patient and thorough with every lesson. You can truly see her love of music! We also love that she holds several recitals for families and friends to attend throughout the year. We are truly going to miss Ms. Beth and she is going to be hard to replace!

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Greg
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Our son absolutely loves Beth. She’s a fantastic teacher, and is patient, warm-hearted, and encouraging. She’s a gem of a person—we’ve been honored to have her teach piano to our son.

Posted Dec 11, 2019
Sara B.
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Beth has been great with Sara. Seeing great improvements over a short amount of time.

Posted Sep 7, 2016
Alyssa J.
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My 14 year old daughter really loved Beth. She said that she's very smart, cool, funny, and has a beautiful voice. Very knowledgeable!

Posted Aug 5, 2016
Lauryn K.
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Beth was very supportive and helpful. Lauryn really enjoyed her lesson and is excited to learn more with her.

Posted Jul 23, 2016
Lauryn K.
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Beth was very supportive and helpful. Lauryn really enjoyed her lesson and is excited to learn more with her.

Posted Jul 23, 2016
Kayla B.
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We had our first lesson today and Beth was so great with my six year old! I am excited to see what's happens at our next lesson.

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Gabriel
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Beth is a great instructor! She's been a perfect fit for my son who is a beginner.

Posted May 19, 2016
Mary
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Beth was great with my 7 year old. He came home already practicing 2 songs after his first lesson and is excited to go back and learn more.

Posted May 16, 2016
Reese G.
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I was impressed with how quickly Beth built a connection with my children and how she presented musical concepts in a manner that made sense to them.

Both kids give her two thumbs up.

Posted Mar 29, 2016
Margaret G.
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Beth is AWESOME! !!!
I did my 1st lesson today and she made it so easy and I loved it can't wait for next week.

My daughter also loves her classes.

Posted Mar 22, 2016
Laci B.
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Beth is awesome! She goes at your pace, no matter how fast or slow, and encourages you along the way. She's a great teacher, and it's clear that she wants you to succeed. I highly recommend her!

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Bella M.
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She is so pleasant and polite! She is so patient and really loved that she is able to come to our home.

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Jagger M.
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She was absolutely amazing!!! She works awesome with children!

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Skylar G.
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Awesome, my daughter loved her 1st lesson she can't wait to go next week.
She came home and went to practice on hers what she learned today.
Thanks Beth for a wonderful experience that I know she will treasure as she continues to learn.

Posted Jan 20, 2016
Robbie
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My six and a half year old son just had his first lesson with Beth. I got to sit and listen. She was so kind and patient with him and very supportive. He loved her and can't wait to go to his lesson next week.

Posted Sep 23, 2015
Brenton
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Beth is a great teacher during the time that I was working with her she really opened my mind up to new things when learning the piano when I get a chance I'm going to come see her again!

Posted Sep 2, 2015
April N.
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Beth is assisting me with a lifelong dream to receive vocal training! She's a skilled teacher and has helped me to rebuild my singing voice after a vocal injury. Beth's passion for music and her love for people clearly comes across in her instruction style.

Posted Sep 1, 2015
April N
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My daughter has been taking piano/voice lessons from Beth for a few years. Beth is very personable and skilled as a musician and a teacher. She's also very patient and encouraging, which is very important when teaching kids! We are very blessed to have connected with Beth!

Posted Sep 1, 2015
Lorene
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My 2 girls study piano with Beth and we absolutely love her! The girls enjoy going to piano class and following direction from her. She is so nice and patient with the girls. She's great with kids. I've watched the girls improve in their skills and look forward to many more years with Beth as their teacher. She's Awesome!!

Posted Sep 1, 2015
Clara
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Ms. Beth is a wonderful, peaceful instructor who teaches my ten-year-old daughter classical piano. She has given her lessons for 16 months now, and I wouldn't choose anyone better as a teacher and mentor for young (or old) instrumentalists or vocalists. She is patient, kind, and we'll-versed in all things music. Her individualized instruction is affordable and productive. My daughter feels confidence in her skill thanks to Ms. Beth! We highly recommend her for all skill-levels and talent interests!

Posted Aug 22, 2015
Rachel
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Beth is an excellent teacher! She is very kind and patient. She is an encourager and recognizes his achievements however small they may be. My son always understands what he is learning and enjoys his guitar lessons. We look forward to many more sessions with Beth!

Posted Aug 22, 2015
Debra
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My granddaughter loves Beth and taking lessons from her. She is moving along swiftly though she's never had lessons before and is a teenager. I'm very excited about her future in music.

Posted Aug 21, 2015
Najee

I have an amazing experience with Beth! She is a good teacher in that she tells you what you need to work on, but she isn't mad if you don't have it perfect. She is really good at bringing your gift out instead of treating it like a performance and if you don't do so good then you failed. She teaches you how to grow and helps you along the way. If your looking for a teacher who will not only help you grow but encourage you along the way and be there for anything then you can stop looking. Beth is the best teacher ever! Wouldn't change a thing.

Posted Aug 21, 2015
Kait
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Beth is a rare gem. Warm, caring, knowledgable, and makes learning exciting! I couldn't imagine anyone better fit to teach me! I am fully confident in her and her abilities and know you wouldn't be disappointed! ☺️

Posted Aug 21, 2015
Brad
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Beth has always been a good teacher. Patient, encouraging, helpful. She just knows how to inspire people to be better musicians and knows what they need to work on or where to focus her efforts. She is the best piano teacher I know. I have had the pleasure watching her over the years develop people's love for the instrument. It's easy to teach someone something that you have a great passion for. Don't read anymore, just contact her and thank me later.

Posted Aug 21, 2015
Brad
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Beth has always been a good teacher. Patient, encouraging, helpful. She just knows how to inspire people to be better musicians and knows what they need to work on or where to focus her efforts. She is the best piano teacher I know. I have had the pleasure watching her over the years develop people's love for the instrument. It's easy to teach someone something that you have a great passion for. Don't read anymore, just contact her and thank me later.

Posted Aug 21, 2015
Michaela
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Ms.Beth is both a true professional and a friend during lessons. She never judges how ypu play and only employs constructive criticism. Not only will she teach you how to play piano, she'll teach you discipline, responsibility with the instrument, and how to be a well rounded musician. At the end of the day, Ms. Beth is the cream of the crop in a teaching profession that is easy to become medicore. In four years,I have never doubted her way of teaching, judgement, or ever considered switching.

Posted Aug 21, 2015

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Bachelor's Degree in Music
Aug 2006 - May 2011

Texas Woman's University

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