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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!

$85/hour

  • 2,351 hours tutoring

About Dr. Beth


Bio

Named Innovative Teaching Specialist of The Year; MASTER TEACHER, Award Winning, Certified Music Educator: Dr. S. tutors students for the AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM and they all have earned 4 & 5 STARS! She has written the AP Music Theory Online Courses and Music Appreciation Courses for various states. 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...

Named Innovative Teaching Specialist of The Year; MASTER TEACHER, Award Winning, Certified Music Educator: Dr. S. tutors students for the AP MUSIC THEORY EXAM and they all have earned 4 & 5 STARS! She has written the AP Music Theory Online Courses and Music Appreciation Courses for various states. 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, she is also a peer-reviewer for multiple publishing companies and professional organizations.

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! 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).

This year, every brass student, made it into their state's District Competition and earned ALLSTATE chairs!

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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $85
  • 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.

Most Popular

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


Incredible!

Dr. Beth helped me feel massively more comfortable with the many tricky AP Music Theory concepts, and was so engaging to talk to! She understands the material on such an impressive level :)

Lily, 4 lessons with Dr. Beth

Wonderful tutor!

So happy to be working with Dr. Beth! She has already taught me more in two lessons than a whole month of college classes. Also, she is very patient and kind.

Heidi, 7 lessons with Dr. Beth

Dr. Beth was super knowledgeable

Dr. Beth is a patient, extremely knowledgeable teacher. We will definitely use her again. She took the time with late notice to fit us in her schedule. She is great with communication and gets back to you quickly when booking.

Karen, 1 lesson with Dr. Beth

Dr. Beth is a joy!

Dr. Beth is wonderful, dedicated, kind, and very knowledgeable. Any student would be lucky to get to work with Dr. Beth. My daughter told me that she learned more in one session with Dr. Beth than she did in the entire year at school.

John, 1 lesson with Dr. Beth

Amazing and Knowledge Teacher

Dr. Beth helped both of my girls prepped for their CM theory exam. Dr. Beth is passionate and educated about music~ Both of my girls have agreed that she helped tremendously on their readiness in taking CM exam. Thank you Dr. Beth! We will see you for their CM 10 and their honor music theory classes!!

Amy, 11 lessons with Dr. Beth

Experienced and kind

I was super stressed about my son's preparation for the AP Music Theory. I expected that having a tutor would add stress to our schedule and life, but instead, Dr. Beth calmed me down with her words and demeanor. After the lesson, my son was in good mood and felt more confident that he will be able to get prepared on time for the test.

Jamilya, 17 lessons with Dr. Beth

Wonderful and patient tutor

It is not easy to find an in-person trumpet music teacher in Phoenix so we had to go online. Lucky enough, we found Dr Beth! She is extremely patient and encouraging with my 10 yo son. We were able to find super convenient time that works for our busy schedule. My son is making amazing progress!

Julia, 26 lessons with Dr. Beth

Knowledgeable tutor

I’ve studied music theory in the past, but I wanted a tutor to fill in the gaps of my knowledge. She has really turbocharged my learning. She is very patient, but also humble and willing to admit when she doesn’t remember something.

Sean, 17 lessons with Dr. Beth

Engaging and Caring Teacher

Dr Beth has established a wonderful rapport with my 12 year old! She brings music theory, breathing and the French Horn to life in a way that is engaging and that my daughter truly enjoys. I love the progress that my daughter is making. Thank you, Dr Beth!

Lenore, 36 lessons with Dr. Beth
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