Hello and welcome! My name is Britta and I am a piano and guitar teacher. I teach online as well as in-studio in Round Lake Beach, IL. I have been playing the piano since before I can remember. I took lessons from an excellent teacher from age 5 to 18. During that time, I performed in one formal recital every year, as well as three other informal recitals with my peers. I also took opportunities to play at my school and church and in a variety of ensembles over the years. When I was 18, I accomplished a big goal of mine: Performing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, piano solo version. I had three performances. That year I also prepared a senior recital, in which I had my third Rhapsody in Blue performance. The rest of the repertoire was by Claude Debussy, who is another top favorite of mine. In addition to playing piano, I played percussion in the school band from age 10 to 18. I also picked up guitar at age 13, and mandolin at age 15. I still love to practice my instruments, and I still love to play for other people. For a while, I thought that was the only role music would play in my life. I was pursuing a career in education. At first, I thought I would teach ESL. Then I decided to try assistant teaching a 1st grade classroom. I spread my teaching wings a bit, but I still hadn’t found the right fit. Then, one summer, I found a free, gorgeous, 80-year-old baby grand piano. As the lovely piano settled in by the front window, it dawned on me how perfect it would be to teach piano lessons. I transitioned into teaching piano lessons the next year. I've been teaching piano lessons for almost 7 years now. About 5 years ago I began teaching guitar as well. It has been an absolute joy.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2016
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Teaches ages 7+
Has background check
Subject: English (ESL)
Britta is an excellent piano instructor. She is professional and leads a lesson well. My daughter enjoys learning from her and is improving. My daughter can be sensitive, and Britta handles it incredibly well. She is patient, kind, and still manages to keep the lesson on track. I would recommend her to anyone.
Just had our first lesson with Britta and it was a very enjoyable, positive experience! Britta is very professional and knowledgeable, and she has a supportive and encouraging style which is especially important for us beginners.
First session was great! Very detailed, paced very well and explained things very clearly. Looking forward to our future lessons…….