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Kathy B.
Detroit, Michigan
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I have been teaching piano for over thirty years, both in my home and in Catholic After School Programs. I teach both Beginning and Intermediate students. I use Michael Aaron Adult Piano Book Grade 1, Michael Aaron Piano Coarse Grade 1 for Theory, Technic, Lessons and Performance books. I also use Music Ace Deluxe as a review on their computer. This is a lot of fun for all my students. I will go as fast or as slow as the student needs me to go. I tailor make the lessons to my students.
About Kathy B.

I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher in the following areas: piano, violin, cello, drums, music history, and music theory. I have taught vocal and instrumental music in both Catholic and Public schools, and in after-school programs, for 20 years, and have been giving private lessons for 9 years. I enjoy teaching music to all age students, and especially enjoy watching my students grow in their music ability. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Marygrove College in Detroit in Language Arts with minors in Music Education and History,and my Masters Degree from Wayne State University in Education with emphasis on English as a Second Language and Sign Language for the Deaf. I have studied Music Education for K-5 at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. I am also a published author of five children's books. You can find them through my publisher Xlibris. com and they are called Peggy, The Three-Some Book 2, The Writer's Corner Book 3, The Golden Nugget Book 4, The 1940 Diary Book 7. When you go onto their web-site put in my pen name of N.K.Beckley and they should come up. Emily Book 5 will be out sometime in March 2017 and books 6,8.9.10 should be out by Fall of 2017. These are books for students in grades 4th through 8th grades and are also interactive books. I hope you enjoy them. I also tutor for Take Lessons Grades 1 to Grade 8 all subjects except higher level Math. *** Lesson Details *** Piano: All students start out learning both Treble and Bass Clefs, and their lines and spaces. Each student then starts to learn their major scales with both right and left hand for piano. They also learn the note values, and are able to put them together in a song. I use Michael Aaron curriculum, which takes in all of the above and their technique lessons. I use all the Michael Aaron Book One, Lessons, Theory, Technic, and Performance Books for any student that is age 6 and above and I would ask that parents would buy them from Anderson Music in Dearborn, Michigan as well as any other lesson books listed below before they come to my home for lessons. Cello: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, the students learn the bass clef, lines and spaces, scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.I have played cello in the Waterford New Horizons Concert Band for over six years. I have also been the only cellist they have as a member of the band. Violin: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, students will learn lines and spaces of the treble clef, note values, major scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly. Drums: Using Rockin’ Rhythm Raps, and using drum pads instead of drums, students will learn the correct way to hold drum sticks and the rhythms of all the notes in the treble and bass clefs. They will also learn songs to play. *** Studio Equipment *** Upright piano w/ seating for parents *** Specialties *** I enjoy teaching beginners in any area, because then you can see how far they have come at the end of the year.

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Kathy B.
Detroit, Michigan
Learn Piano with expert lessons from a passionate instructor
I have been teaching piano for over thirty years, both in my home and in Catholic After School Programs. I teach both Beginning and Intermediate students. I use Michael Aaron Adult Piano Book Grade 1, Michael Aaron Piano Coarse Grade 1 for Theory, Technic, Lessons and Performance books. I also use Music Ace Deluxe as a review on their computer. This is a lot of fun for all my students. I will go as fast or as slow as the student needs me to go. I tailor make the lessons to my students.
About Kathy B.

I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher in the following areas: piano, violin, cello, drums, music history, and music theory. I have taught vocal and instrumental music in both Catholic and Public schools, and in after-school programs, for 20 years, and have been giving private lessons for 9 years. I enjoy teaching music to all age students, and especially enjoy watching my students grow in their music ability. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Marygrove College in Detroit in Language Arts with minors in Music Education and History,and my Masters Degree from Wayne State University in Education with emphasis on English as a Second Language and Sign Language for the Deaf. I have studied Music Education for K-5 at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. I am also a published author of five children's books. You can find them through my publisher Xlibris. com and they are called Peggy, The Three-Some Book 2, The Writer's Corner Book 3, The Golden Nugget Book 4, The 1940 Diary Book 7. When you go onto their web-site put in my pen name of N.K.Beckley and they should come up. Emily Book 5 will be out sometime in March 2017 and books 6,8.9.10 should be out by Fall of 2017. These are books for students in grades 4th through 8th grades and are also interactive books. I hope you enjoy them. I also tutor for Take Lessons Grades 1 to Grade 8 all subjects except higher level Math. *** Lesson Details *** Piano: All students start out learning both Treble and Bass Clefs, and their lines and spaces. Each student then starts to learn their major scales with both right and left hand for piano. They also learn the note values, and are able to put them together in a song. I use Michael Aaron curriculum, which takes in all of the above and their technique lessons. I use all the Michael Aaron Book One, Lessons, Theory, Technic, and Performance Books for any student that is age 6 and above and I would ask that parents would buy them from Anderson Music in Dearborn, Michigan as well as any other lesson books listed below before they come to my home for lessons. Cello: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, the students learn the bass clef, lines and spaces, scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly.I have played cello in the Waterford New Horizons Concert Band for over six years. I have also been the only cellist they have as a member of the band. Violin: Using String Builder and Strictly Strings, students will learn lines and spaces of the treble clef, note values, major scales, and songs. Students will learn how to hold their bow correctly. Drums: Using Rockin’ Rhythm Raps, and using drum pads instead of drums, students will learn the correct way to hold drum sticks and the rhythms of all the notes in the treble and bass clefs. They will also learn songs to play. *** Studio Equipment *** Upright piano w/ seating for parents *** Specialties *** I enjoy teaching beginners in any area, because then you can see how far they have come at the end of the year.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2005

Education

Masters Degree in Masters in Education

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 25+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks Sign Language for the Deaf, Sign Language for the Deaf

Speaks {{languages}}

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Kathy is a wonderful teacher! Enjoyed my lesson with her. She is very patient and passionate about her teaching and I am happy I chose her as my instructor. Looking forward to this new journey.

Posted Oct 27, 2021
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A great passionate violin instructor. Loquacious, but each moment of verbal conversation has a message that leads to the musical lessons of the day. I really appreciate her knowledge and skill. I am often reminiscent of my violin instructor as a child. Each session leaves me with the zeal to practice hard in eager preparation for the next.

Posted Nov 22, 2019
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Kathy is a kind, patient and methodical teacher. She develops your piano skills with a structured program of theory and exercises geared toward constant improvement. She has helped me improve my piano technique throughout our time together. I have been able to play increasingly challenging pieces on a regular basis with her. I look forward to steadily improving my piano skills.

Posted Apr 15, 2018
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Sign Language Teacher for the Deaf
Jul 1995 - Present
Several Locations
I have taught Beginning Sign Language for the Deaf in the following places Fine Arts Camp at Old Fort Wayne in Detroit for over nine years as well as Garden City Public Schools, Archdiocese of Detroit Catholic Schools for over nine years and the Corpus Christi Summer Day Camp for over eight years. I have taught these classes along with music and songs to test the students ability doing ASL. they all have done extremely well.
Shared-Time Music Teacher
Oct 2002 - Jan 2011
Public School System
I have taught for nine years in the Garden City Public School System as a Shared- Time Music Teacher. I have also been the head of their department for over six years. I have put on many concerts in both districts to show off what the students have learned. We have had a bell and chime choir accompany all the student while they were singing. They really enjoyed that a lot. I have taught the Music Program in many Archdiocese of Detroit Catholic Schools for over thirty years as well as a classroom teacher for over thirty years there. I have enjoyed my teaching experiences in both systems and have retired in 2011. I now am teaching privately in my home for Take lessons and enjoying it a lot.
Masters Degree in Masters in Education
Sep 1997 - Dec 1999
Wayne State University
B.A.Degree
Sep 1980 - May 1987
Marygrove College
Sign Language
Professional Proficiency
Sign Language
Professional Proficiency
Professional Education Certificate
Dec 1999
Wayne State University
Elementary K-5 All Subjects (K-8 CC) English as a Second Language (NS) K-12 Language Arts (BX) 6-8 Social Science (CX) 6-8
National Senior Olympics 5th place award for the 200 yard Breaststroke for my age group 60-65 in 2007.
Jun 2014
National Senior Olympics at the National Senior Games in 2007.

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Piano
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Teacher's Studio
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Fielding Avenue
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$42
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
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