Hi, I’m Beth, also known as Elizabeth. I’m a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher with over 15 years of experience. I have a passion for bringing beautiful music and its benefits into the lives of others.
I also run a rabbitry business and breed bunnies, which you can read about on my rabbitry website.
You can read more about my musical background and qualifications on my biography page where I’ve discussed it in more detail.
I offer private piano and violin lessons to students of all ages, from as young as 3 years old to adult, and all abilities from beginner to advanced.
I also offer online tuition via Skype or Zoom. This is ideal for those who may not have enough time in the day to travel to lessons but would like to learn from their own home.
Also on offer are Group instrumental and ensemble lessons. Additionally, there are Piano and Violin Readiness classes for children ages 3-5. These are for children who may not be quite ready to start taking private lessons yet, but would benefit from a primer class.
For more information about the types of classes offered visit the ‘Lessons Offered and Registration’ Page.
Developing students musically
Under my instruction, I encourage students to reach their full musical potential in a fun yet challenging environment. Students learn to play and master their chosen instrument(s), and develop a love and overall appreciation for music and the arts.
Every student is unique and has different learning styles. As such, I endeavor to create individualized lesson plans. These take each student’s strengths, interests and learning abilities into consideration.
Each student learns how to sight read music. They also receive guided instruction in all aspects of performance, theory and aural training. I encourage students to make their own music through improvisation and composition wherever possible.
All of these elements teach students to become well-rounded musicians. They also help develop valuable skills they can carry over into other disciplines throughout life.
Opportunities to perform
I provide performance opportunities regularly throughout the year. These include scheduled recitals at churches, books stores and other concert venues. I also host mini-recitals at the studio for parents and fellow students. Check out the photos from my recitals to get an idea. You can also view my events page to see details of past recitals and concerts that students have participated in.
I encourage and expects students to participate in these events whenever possible. Through these experiences, students develop confidence and self-esteem, poise and respect for themselves and others. At the same time they learn to express themselves through artistic performances of various styles of music.
And best of all, students grow up learning that playing music is fun, exciting and rewarding! It is also a great way many students build friendships with other children and their peers.
The independent studio is located in Plainfield, IL in the Dunmoor Estates subdivision East of Heggs Road, between 126th Street and 135th Street. It serves students from Plainfield, Naperville and the surrounding areas and communities.