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Dr. Beth S.

Doctor of Music_AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP & COLLEGE LEVEL THEORY!

Doctor of Music_AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP & COLLEGE LEVEL THEORY!

$55/hour

  • 887 hours tutoring

About Dr. Beth


Bio

Dr. S tutors students for the AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM (and ABRSM exams) and they all have earned 4 & 5 passing scores! She has written the AP Music Theory Online Courses for the State of California, and State of Georgia. Dr. S has many content materials for your learning needs and will personalize the curriculum for you to deepen your comprehension and help you pass your exam!

Dr. S. is also AP CollegeBoard Certified as a RATER and knows what is ON the exam and how it is SCORED. If you are...

Dr. S tutors students for the AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM (and ABRSM exams) and they all have earned 4 & 5 passing scores! She has written the AP Music Theory Online Courses for the State of California, and State of Georgia. Dr. S has many content materials for your learning needs and will personalize the curriculum for you to deepen your comprehension and help you pass your exam!

Dr. S. is also AP CollegeBoard Certified as a RATER and knows what is ON the exam and how it is SCORED. If you are taking the AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM (or ABRSM), book now for tutoring session with Dr. S! (Documents provided as requested). She has the ability to guide UNIVERSITY and HIGH SCHOOL students through their studies for content understanding in Music Theory; Ear Training and Aural Skills; Music Appreciation, and Music History; Instruments (horn, piano).

Having a Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree, Dr. Beth S. instructs online, and is the AP Music Theory Curriculum Writer and Subject Matter Expert for the University System of California and State of Georgia. Before her current positions, she was the Director of Bands, for ten years, at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) in Marietta, Georgia, and received the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2011, and named Governor’s Teaching Fellow in 2012. Dr. S. earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Horn Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music; a Master’s Degree in Horn Performance from Oklahoma City University; and her Doctoral Degree in Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. She also privately teaches French horn, performs, and is the Guest Conductor with the Peachtree Wind Ensemble.

Lessons are flexible and you have the ability to change days and times each week. Online students are encouraged to schedule lessons.


Education

Boston Conservatory of Music
Music Education
Oklahoma City University
Masters
Shenandoah Conservatory
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: Missed lessons are fully paid. More than 1 student: A 10% discount per each additional student. Ex: a group lesson is full cost p/h for 1st student & each additional student is 10% off full cost.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/24/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I am a Conservatory of Music Graduate. Wrote the AP Music Theory Curriculum for State of California. I teach music and composition for Virtual School. State Certified music educator.

History

Music History

Music History

I taught Music History and Music Appreciation at the University level for 16 years. I am a state certified music educator. I wrote a master's thesis based on music history.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I am a Conservatory of Music Graduate. Wrote the AP Music Theory Curriculum for State of California. I teach music and composition for Virtual School. State Certified music educator.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have extensive conservatory education in music theory and ear training skills classes. I use ear training everyday in horn lessons and performing. I teach ear training online at gavirtual school AP Music Theory courses.
French Horn,

French Horn

I have a Master of Music Degree in Horn Performance. I provide private lessons (including online horn lessons) and group horn sectionals for local schools. All of my private students sit first chair at their high schools. I was the Director of Bands at University for 10 years and am Guest Conductor and Performer with the Peachtree Wind Ensemble.
General Music,

General Music

I taught general music 20 years. I taught AP Music Theory, music history, music appreciation, and directed band/ensembles and music education courses, etc.
Music History,

Music History

I taught Music History and Music Appreciation at the University level for 16 years. I am a state certified music educator. I wrote a master's thesis based on music history.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I wrote AP Music Theory Curriculum for State of California. I teach online AP Music Theory for an online school.
Trumpet

Trumpet

I have a Master's Degree in Horn Performance. I played trumpet in jazz band and taught private trumpet lessons. I am comfortable teaching beginner to intermediate students.

Examples of Expertise


Dr. Beth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Extremely Knowledgeable, Personable, and Helpful

Dr. Beth is a master in her field. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging. Dr. Beth's range of knowledge in the field of music allows her to support learners at varying levels.

Allison, 4 lessons with Dr. Beth

extremely helpful!

Dr. S was such a helpful and understanding tutor! She really helped me raise my grade in Music Theory and taught me very useful tips and tricks for my course. I highly recommend working with her! She is very smart and is able to help navigate through a tricky course- thank you Dr. S!

Elizabeth, 14 lessons with Dr. Beth

Exceptional Tutor

Dr. Beth is a wonder when it comes to every aspect of music. One can really understand the passion she has for her work as she instills that passion within her students. Starting my music appreciation course without ever touching an instrument, Dr. Beth guided me throughout the entire course. From teaching me to listen for chords to helping me recognize just how integrated an orchestra really is, she allowed me to cultivate a deeper understanding in this previously unfamiliar subject. As the weeks passed by, I not only saw a deeper understanding but a true love for the art of music. Dr. Beth goes out of her way to research additional information in order to enhance the understanding of her students. As I was writing a paper over one of Mozart’s most famous pieces, Dr. Beth invested much time into research, allowing me to better understand the basis of the piece and write a truly exceptional paper, a note that my teacher was quite impressed with. Dr. Beth is very knowledgeable and just as understanding, allowing her students to accommodate to a widely adjustable time schedule. I truly cannot find the words to describe the impact that Dr. Beth has left upon my appreciation for music, and I highly recommend her to any other student. She will revolutionize the way you look at music, because music is an art. Just like any art, it has multiple perspectives, and Dr. Beth analyzes each one. This is what makes her such a great tutor. Thank you Dr. Beth!!! I will really miss you!

Siddarth, 3 lessons with Dr. Beth

Knowledgeable and helpful.

Very thorough. Easy to understand. Provides great lesson summaries and tips. Willing to help on short notice. Carefully goes over material submitted beforehand. Highly recommend.

Susan, 5 lessons with Dr. Beth

Excellent Music Tutor!

Dr. Beth is an excellent music tutor!! She helped our son in music theory and has a knack for explaining concepts simply and concisely. Our son raves about her as the best music theory teacher he’s had and he attends a premier music high school!! Highly recommend Dr. Beth!!

Maria, 6 lessons with Dr. Beth

Very helpful!

Dr. Beth is very easy to work with, and she won't let you down! I was able to bring my grade from 82 to 92 after a few lessons, and I got a 99(!!!) on my Music Theory final exam. She is very patient and a good explainer! Would recommend! : )

Lily, 13 lessons with Dr. Beth

Very helpful!!

As a high school student in AP music theory, I’ve needed some help on part writing, chords, inversions etc. Dr. Beth has been extremely helpful by teaching me fun tricks and helping me memorize rules, which makes music theory a lot easier to handle.

Zoe, 21 lessons with Dr. Beth

Very friendly and welcoming

Dr. Beth taught me better breathing exercises. How to learn and study my notes. She was over all an excellent teacher and I enjoyed her thoroughly. We will be continuing lessons with her.

Olivia, 13 lessons with Dr. Beth

Excellent tutor highly recommended.

Dr. Beth was an amazing help. I was completely stuck on an essay assignment. She walked me through the piece of music and fully explained what I was hearing allowing me to successfully write the paper.

Gary , 1 lesson with Dr. Beth
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