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Elizabeth V.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
I have an expertise in teaching students to play music by ear. Students study a wide range of musical styles. Most students, in addition to preparing music from the printed page, learn to chart songs by ear and play them without traditional music notation. I especially love teaching a student to compose music in GarageBand or Logic.
About Elizabeth V.

Beth specializes in teaching improvisation/composition. Students typically study the music of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Film, TV, as well as Classical styles. In general, younger students study from one method book (usually either American Popular Piano or Piano Adventures). Additional material is given to supplement. Adult students take an active role in selecting repertoire to study. All students learn technical exercises and music theory. About 50% of Beth's private students are adult learners. Beth herself is an adult music student, studying cello from a local cello instructor. Fun Note: I also love baseball, road biking, and wine. *** Lesson Details *** Together we will discuss your musical strengths and use them to target areas that need improvement. In addition to suggesting repertoire that I feel is a good fit for you, I'm excited to tackle your favorite popular songs that you suggest we learn. Together, we will come up with a goal for what you'd like to accomplish and we will hold each other accountable for reaching those goals. Most importantly, playing the piano is a lot of fun. I'm not your traditional piano lady. Although I'll consider wearing spectacles by request ;) *** Studio Equipment *** A cat lives at the studio. Electronic MIDI keyboard with weighted keys & sustain pedal, Macintosh OS X computer, SmartMusic Practice Software, Finale Notation Software, Apple's Logic Studio, microphones, PA system, 2 Drum Sets, Hand Percussion, Guitars, Ukulele, music stands. Couch & waiting area w/music and magazines for parents/siblings.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

MBA

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks English.

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Elizabeth V.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
I have an expertise in teaching students to play music by ear. Students study a wide range of musical styles. Most students, in addition to preparing music from the printed page, learn to chart songs by ear and play them without traditional music notation. I especially love teaching a student to compose music in GarageBand or Logic.
About Elizabeth V.

Beth specializes in teaching improvisation/composition. Students typically study the music of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Film, TV, as well as Classical styles. In general, younger students study from one method book (usually either American Popular Piano or Piano Adventures). Additional material is given to supplement. Adult students take an active role in selecting repertoire to study. All students learn technical exercises and music theory. About 50% of Beth's private students are adult learners. Beth herself is an adult music student, studying cello from a local cello instructor. Fun Note: I also love baseball, road biking, and wine. *** Lesson Details *** Together we will discuss your musical strengths and use them to target areas that need improvement. In addition to suggesting repertoire that I feel is a good fit for you, I'm excited to tackle your favorite popular songs that you suggest we learn. Together, we will come up with a goal for what you'd like to accomplish and we will hold each other accountable for reaching those goals. Most importantly, playing the piano is a lot of fun. I'm not your traditional piano lady. Although I'll consider wearing spectacles by request ;) *** Studio Equipment *** A cat lives at the studio. Electronic MIDI keyboard with weighted keys & sustain pedal, Macintosh OS X computer, SmartMusic Practice Software, Finale Notation Software, Apple's Logic Studio, microphones, PA system, 2 Drum Sets, Hand Percussion, Guitars, Ukulele, music stands. Couch & waiting area w/music and magazines for parents/siblings.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

MBA

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks English.

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