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Kathy B.
Detroit, Michigan
I have been teaching Music Theory along with my cello,violin, and piano lessons. I have been teaching for over thirty years. I will go as fast or as slow as my student wants me too. A lot of the theory is in the students music books whether it be for cello, piano or violin, and it covers note values in all meter signatures, key signatures, scales and chord structures. The books that I use for cello and violin are String Builder Book 1 and Strictly Strings Book !. I use Michael Aaron Adult Piano Book 1, Michael Aaron Piano Coarse Grade 1- Theory, Technic,Lessons and Performance Books.
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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Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

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Teaching since 2005

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Masters Degree in Masters in Education

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Teaches ages 25+

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