Elizabeth Hethera

Elizabeth H.

West Palm Beach, FL

About Elizabeth H.

Elizabeth teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2001
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Hi there, and I am glad you found my profile! My name is Elizabeth, and I truly believe in progressive education as a means to help you reach your ultimate goals through learning. I am a substitute teacher with the Port Aransas Independent School District and have been safely working with children for 12 years now, adults too! I strongly believe in excellence and with that comes sacrifice in areas of discipline and practice; I have such a strong belief in these principles because I truly care about you and your success. I really do, and this is why I require so much from you!

I have been singing, songwriting, and playing guitar for about 10 years now. I am a savvy instructor and have been honing the craft of songwriting and melody formation over my guitar for over 8 years now. I am sure that we can reach whatever aspiring goals you have set for yourself.

I look forward to working with you and being a part of your future success as a performing artist!


Elizabeth; BFA & MEd, MA

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons: Guitar, Songwriting, Singing
Ages 6 to 106, children through adults

I provide well-structured lesson plans designed to take students from beginner to advanced levels, lessons are custom tailored to the student’s interests, goals, and particular learning style. Whether you are interested in learning to play the acoustic/electric guitar or are an aspiring songwriter, I have the perfect program that will cover all of the fundamentals and advanced skills.

Learn to play guitar, understand music theory, how to improvise and read music. Learn your favorite songs, write songs and marketing and music career development.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitar and study/practice material

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar and study/practice material

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Americana, Rock, Acoustic

Photos and Videos

My version and cover of Peter and Gordon's awesome tune "I go to pieces"


Music Teacher; College Instructor

Apr 2000 - Present
Private Studio

Music Teacher and College Instructor -
*Specializing in multiple musical subjects, please check the services offered in my profile.


Continuing Education in Music Performance (guitar)

Jan 2015 - Present
Community College

MA in World History

Aug 2011 - May 2014
American Public University System

MEd in Education

May 2007 - May 2010
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

BFA in Acting/Music

Aug 2001 - May 2006
University of Florida

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency



Sep 2011
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Academic excellence and achievement



Nov 2005
University of Florida and University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Music Teachers National Association

Aug 2014

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

National Association for Music Education

Aug 2013

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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21 Reviews on Elizabeth H.

Alexa R. Oct 14, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Elizabeth was amazing very kind and patient with my 7 year old. My daughter was very comfortable with her and can't wait for her next lesson
Carolyn Feb 15, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
"Elizabeth has helped my daughter learn a tremendous amount in only five lessons. She is 9yrs old with no guitar/musical background but with Elizabeth's guidance she has formed a good foundation and tells me " guitar is fun".
Karen and John Feb 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Elizabeth is an excellent teacher! We think that Elizabeth has a great left brain approach to the lessons and love her creativity. Elizabeth is very good a responding to a students needs based on their abilities and progress which makes the lessons really worth while. Highly recommend lessons with Elizabeth.
mazalee Jan 13, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Elizabeth is very good with little kids. My aughter cant wait to go back!
RITVIK Y. Dec 14, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
It was nice.
Mick Oct 19, 2015
Country Guitar · In studio
So grateful for her help. Love Guy Clark, Hank Williams and old blues cat who could write a tune like Townes Van Zandt. Not many can Travis Pick the way Lizzy can! She is very patient and caring and reliable. She won't quit on you and won't stand for you quitting on yourself (I tried unsuccessfully before). She is always practicing and getting better. She motivates you to do the best you can because she exemplifies excellence. 5***** Thanks to her I can thumb pick like a champ these days and it keeps getting better and better.
Stephen Oct 19, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
Learning jazz standards for my jazz ensemble class at school. Elizabeth is showing me how to build melodies through chord construction and leading tones. It is amazing how she can take a very tough subject and make it sizable through her delicate yet precise approach. Highly recommend, especially if you're a jazz head like me! Thanks Ms. Elizabeth! Stephen
Bob Gretchin Oct 13, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Elizabeth has a way of teaching music for the intuition. Whereas many instructors will make you learn their way by rote, and give you stacks and stacks of scales and read sheet music, Liz shows you why things sound the way they do, and how the patterns fit.

I sought her teaching because I wanted to be better able to improvise with others on multiple instruments, and what she taught me, I took home and practiced until I came back with my own perception of relative modes. I became able to know the finger-chart for any given diatonic scale on my cello or setar or modal guitar in a few seconds, able to play my native flutes on key with many scales, and pick out the parts to play thoughtfully. In time I have come back to my standard-tuned guitars with a whole new sound, and it started with sitting at a piano with Liz.

She doesn't just teach you. She hands you the keys to learning more rapidly. That's the best kind of teacher you can find.
Jay Illingworth Oct 6, 2015
Blues Guitar · In studio
Great customer service - my son (6th grader) is into electric guitar. We were looking for someone to teach him at a reasonable price, convenient location and time. We've hit the mother load. He had a teacher for about 5 months that he liked but was teaching him acoustic. When my kid had a sub who was an electric guitar fanatic, a love match was made. Elizabeth is helpful and not "Too cool for school" which is how I feel in most music stores. She really cares for kids and doesn't undermine them and has the unique ability to tap into their genius and creativity, which results in them feeling validated and inspired to practice and "show her" they're trying! It's awesome. I have referred 2 of my son's friends to her, and they love her too!
Ashley King Oct 6, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I almost never write reviews, but I feel strongly enough about recommending Elizabeth to get the word out here. I know 5 other people who take music lessons from her, and I am confident to say we all recommend her most enthusiastically. I agree with the other reviewers that Elizabeth is masterful at tailoring her instruction to your musical level and interests. She listens to where you are and tries to keep your personal musical goals in mind in structuring lessons. She has an amazing relationship with music and works to have students build our own unique relationships as well. I'm a beginner guitarist but she teaches guitar to other very experienced musicians. She also teaches kids! I'm looking forward to having my daughter take guitar from her in the future.
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