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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!

$80/hour

  • 1,357 hours tutoring

About Dr. Beth


Bio

Award Winning Music Educator: Dr. S. tutors students for the AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM (and ABRSM exams) and they all have earned 4 & 5 star scores! She has written the AP Music Theory Online Courses for the State of California, and State of Georgia; and a Music Appreciation Online Course for the State of Michigan. 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! Named a Top 10% Tutor on...

Award Winning Music Educator: Dr. S. tutors students for the AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM (and ABRSM exams) and they all have earned 4 & 5 star scores! She has written the AP Music Theory Online Courses for the State of California, and State of Georgia; and a Music Appreciation Online Course for the State of Michigan. 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! Named a Top 10% Tutor on Wyzant's platform, with an "exact percentile of 96.47%, out of a total of 17,575 active tutors"!

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, trumpet, baritone, piano, accordion).

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 schedul


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • 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.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have an extensive piano performance background. I took private piano lessons until the age of 13 and taught private and group piano lessons for ten years.

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Piano

Piano

I have an extensive piano performance background. I took private piano lessons until the age of 13 and taught private and group piano lessons for ten years.

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.
Piano,

Piano

I have an extensive piano performance background. I took private piano lessons until the age of 13 and taught private and group piano lessons for ten years.
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.

Summer

Piano

Piano

I have an extensive piano performance background. I took private piano lessons until the age of 13 and taught private and group piano lessons for ten years.

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


Amazing college music theory tutor!!

Dr. Beth has been the most patient and kind tutor I've ever worked with. I'm currently a first year in music school and with everything being online I quickly fell behind in my theory class. Theory was a nightmare I didn't even want to touch and Dr. Beth caught me up after a few hour long lessons once a week. We're now working ahead of my class and I am confident in saying that I actually like music theory now! Dr. Beth has an explanation for seriously everything and hundreds of different ways to approach every problem so I'm never left feeling confused of like a question was ignored. Through Dr. Beth I've learned so many new things a professor at conservatory usually glazes over and I am so excited to continue working with her! Truly cannot recommend her enough!

Shoshanah, 13 lessons with Dr. Beth

Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and engaging!

We went over analysis strategies and skills, focusing on a classical octet I am studying for my master’s degree. Dr. Beth did a wonderful job of explaining, answering and expanding upon my questions, and helping to focus my skills. I feel so much better prepared to study now, and know I’m on a more clarified path to understand the music! Highly recommend!!

Grace, 1 lesson with Dr. Beth

Incredible Tutor for College Level Music Theory

Dr. Beth is very friendly and patient. She was able to review and solidify concepts in which I am needing more practice. Dr. Beth also helped me better understand the new topics I am learning in Music Theory II. She explains the concepts very well and helps me to understand it from a basic level. I actually have found I understand her better than my own college professors. I feel that I have learned more with Dr. Beth in one lesson than I did in one semester of Music Theory I. I am already looking forward to my future lessons with her. If you are a college student looking to better understand music theory through detailed explanations and visual aid, Dr. Beth is definitely the one you need.

Lauren, 1 lesson with Dr. Beth

Excellent tutor

Dr. Beth is an excellent teacher. She is patient and gives great information at the speed you need it. She understands the need of the student and has a plan in place to cover that need. Thanks, Dr. Beth!

Karen, 2 lessons with Dr. Beth

Great tutor for AP Music Theory

My daughter studied AP Music Theory with Beth and she was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and patient; she also communicated well with me keeping me in the loop. I highly recommend her!

Rachel, 34 lessons with Dr. Beth

Well prepared for the lesson

Dr. Beth is very knowledgeable in the AP music exam. She is well prepared for the lesson knowing the materials well. We are looking forward to the next lesson. Thanks.

Grace, 2 lessons with Dr. Beth

Excellent...,

Excellent knowledge! Highly responsive. Warm friendly and caring approach. Skilled and professional practitioner of the highest level. Made my autistic son comfortable and relaxed within minutes. Quite unusual for him. Quite remarkable for me. Worth every dime and more.

Neil, 1 lesson with Dr. Beth

Brilliant and very helpful

Dr. Beth not only helped me with the piano piece I was working on, but taught me more about playing than I anticipated. She helped me put more emotion and creativity into playing while also helping me understand the music theory behind it. She took me step by step through what I was working on and gave me valuable feedback that has motivated me to progress and become a better piano player.

Seth, 1 lesson with Dr. Beth

Incredibly patient and encouraging!

Dr. Beth is working with my 9-year-old kiddo to help her learn the trumpet. My daughter cannot wait to get to her lesson and is practicing constantly. The enthusiasm she gains from Dr. Beth stays with her all week. I appreciate her weekly updates, and the love of music she is instilling in my daughter! She is so fabulous to work with!

Kory, 15 lessons with Dr. Beth
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