- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2012
I earned my BA in French with a minor in math from Pomona College, followed by my Masters in French Language Education from the Sorbonne University in Paris. I have six years of experience teaching English and English as a foreign language to middle and high school students.
I have taught private violin and viola lessons since the beginning of 2012. As a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, I have completed their violin pedagogy courses for Suzuki books one through four. I have played in various local orchestras since high school, including the San Diego Youth Symphony, the Pomona College Orchestra, the San Francisco Civic Symphony, San Francisco Civic Strings, the West Sacramento Community Orchestra, and the Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra. I also play handbells, and currently play with RiverBells Sacramento.
Check in and out books to students. Present library materials to students. Cataloged new books; repaired old or weeded books.
Taught violin, viola, piano, and French students privately.
Taught toddler and pre-kindergarten classes.
Taught private violin and piano classes. Subbed for other music teachers.
Taught English, ESL (English as a Second Language), and history for the middle and high school. Organized, managed, and maintained the school's library, including acquisition, weeding, cataloging, library website development, and reference. Managed the school's social media.+ Read More
Taught the music summer camp, including musicianship, ear training, music theory, and chamber music.
Tutored employees one-on-one in English or in French based on needs
Tutored French and Korean-speaking students ages 7 - 14 in English
Directed children’s bell choir
Selected music and marked parts
Class discussed theory and methods for improving bow technique in students of all levels.
Workshop provided instruction, observation opportunities, and discussion time on how to incorporate music reading into Suzuki pedagogy.
Class provided through the Santa Rosa Suzuki Institute. Teachers discussed teaching points and techniques relevant to book 4 Suzuki students, including continued work on vibrato and shifting, teaching techniques, and specific repertoire. Included both class time and observation of institute classes.+ Read More
Class provided through the Santa Rosa Suzuki Institute. Teachers discussed teaching points and techniques relevant to book 3 Suzuki students, including vibrato, basic shifting, teaching techniques and games, and specific repertoire. Included both class time and observation of institute classes.+ Read More
Class provided through the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas. Teachers discussed teaching points and techniques relevant to book 2 Suzuki students, including beginning vibrato, group classes, teaching techniques and games, and specific repertoire. Included both class time and observation of institute classes.+ Read More
Class provided through the Las Vegas Suzuki Institute. Teachers discussed teaching points and techniques relevant to book 1 Suzuki students, including very beginning students, group classes, teaching techniques and games, and specific repertoire. Included both class time and observation of institute classes.+ Read More
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.
The California Library Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, established in 1895 under the title of "Library Association of Central California." Currently, CLA has nearly 3,000 Individual, Business, and Institutional members. Individual members include librarians, library employees, library students, friends group members, trustees, retirees as well as members of the general public who wish to support California libraries. Annually, CLA provides professional development and advocacy support for its members and the California library community at large. Additionally, CLA supports the administration of the California Summer Reading Program as well as further summer enrichment programs funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.+ Read More
Mrs. Jen has been a violin teacher for our daughter for 3.5 years. She is an extremely qualified and talented musician who deeply cares about her students and is committed to teaching. She is kind and patient, but also effective and motivating. When our 8 year old daughter learned Mrs. Jen was moving she said, "I probably will never have as neat or special of a violin teacher as Mrs. Jen"- and she's right!+ Read More
First lesson was fine. We took a few minutes to find each other in a cafe setting but as it was also a meet and greet session I wasn't too concerned about time. As it turns out Beth more than made up the time. She's very pleasant and easy to speak with. We went over my goals, simple traveler type words, phrases and questions, and a work schedule to cover the next several weeks. Beth told me how she was going to approach teaching me after listening to my goals. I'm looking forward to the next session where we can focus on learning the language.+ Read More
Beth works in a middle and high school and teaches violin there after school. Beth is a very nice and professional violin teacher who is very patient with her students. She can find the students' technical problems and deal with them quickly. I like Beth very much as a teacher.+ Read More