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Elizabeth B.
Evanston, Illinois
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Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Creative Writing lessons/writing coaching/consulting-all genres and levels. Learn from a published writer who has a literary agent, an MFA in Creative Writing, and who is a college writing professor. Learn all about crafting your book or screenplay with focused coaching and lessons on all the elements of the craft: character, plot, structure, dialogue, point-of-view, setting, theme, and more. We will work on developing your writing through exercises, readings, and writing and revising. You will write and learn at the same time, in a supportive online classroom. Classes are tailored for your needs. I do manuscript and screenplay critiques as well.
About Elizabeth B.

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty-eight years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throughout the United States and abroad. Teaching is one of her greatest passions, and she welcomes the opportunity to work with all ages and levels of musical background. *** Lesson Details *** I teach both Suzuki and traditional violin and viola methods. I am patient and encouraging. My students' success is my success! After 3-6 months of lessons, students will have a solid foundation on the instrument and will play some beginning level songs with the proper position and tuning. They will be having a rewarding experience as they learn all the fundamentals. They will discover the joy of music! *** Studio Equipment *** Home- small house with music stand, well lit, piano, seating for parents   *** Specialties *** Violin Viola Traditional Suzuki Classical Fiddling


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she’s a good teacher

Posted Dec 4, 2021
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I have been taking lessons from Elizabeth since June of this year. She is an excellent teacher! Very patient, sets goals that are achievable but also push you to be better. I'm in my 60's and decided to learn to play violin now 3 months later I can really hear the difference in my ability. My journey is far from over but I know I have an excellent guide with Elizabeth. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or increase their playing ability. Great teacher! Thanks!

Posted Sep 24, 2021
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This was my fist class, Elizabeth was very professional and her lesson was very informative. I look forward to my violin journey with her guidance.

Posted Jun 16, 2021
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Adjunct Professor of Music
Aug 2008 - Present
local colleges
Teach college level music courses
Adjunct Professor of English, Writing, and Humanities
Aug 2008 - Present
local colleges
Teach creative writing, composition, humanities, and literature courses at area local colleges.
Violin/Viola Teacher
Jun 1992 - Present
Various community music schools and private studio
Teach violin and viola to students of all ages and levels.
Professional Violinist/Violist
Jun 1990 - Present
Professional violinist/violist for orchestras, chamber groups, and solos. Freelance.
Master of Fine Arts
Jan 2005 - Jan 2007
Goddard College
Master of Music
Sep 1996 - Feb 1998
DePaul University School of Music
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Learning to Teach Online
Nov 2021
The University of New South Wales-Sydney/Coursera
Learning to teach online effectively in a variety of formats.
Paul Rolland String Pedagogy - Level One Endorsement
Jun 2021
Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop - School of Music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Level One Endorsement in Paul Rolland String Pedagogy for Violin and Viola
Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation
Feb 2021
Northwestern University/Coursera
Certificate earned in a course exploring the fundamentals of teaching violin and viola in the earliest stages, including master classes and extensive exercises and lessons in violin/viola pedagogy for the beginning student.
Life Coaching Certification
Jan 2020
New Skills Academy
Certified Health Coach
Oct 2019
Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
Pregnancy Health Coach, L.E.A.N Expectations Health Coaching for before, during, and after pregnancy
Post-MFA Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
Dec 2007
Antioch University Los Angeles
Post Master's Certificate in the pedagogy of teaching composition, literature, and creative writing.
Registered Suzuki Teacher Training (Violin)
Jul 1995
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Every Child Can! Violin Foundation 1A Violin Foundation 1B Violin Unit 2 Violin Unit 3 Establishing the Book 1 Bow Arm: Violin, Viola Developing Shifting: Books 2-4 Maintaining the Suzuki Studio Ownership
Additional awards and scholarships
Jan 2012
Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
May 2010
Phi Theta Kappa
Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
May 2019
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.
Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators
Jan 2015
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. Our mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books around the world. We accomplish this by fostering a vibrant community of individuals who bring books for young readers to the public including writers, illustrators, translators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers, bloggers, enthusiasts and others. We provide education and support for these individuals and the community through our awards, grants, programs and events. We strive to increase the quality and quantity of children’s books in the marketplace, and act as a consolidated voice for writers and illustrators of children's books worldwide.
American Association of University Professors
Aug 2008
The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.
American Federation of Musicians
Jul 1983
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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