Review for Dr. Beth SJane, 31 lessons with Dr. BethBeth is an excellent tutor! She is very nice and helpful. Before I started working with her, I struggled on certain aspects of the AP Music Theory exam, specifically the aural free response questions. After doing some intensive practice with her, I was able to improve significantly in the course and get a good score on the exam. I highly recommend her to students who struggle with AP Music Theory!Beth is an excellent tutor! She is very nice and helpful. Before I started working with her, I struggled on certain aspects of the AP Music Theory exam, specifically the aural free response questions. After doing some intensive practice with her, I was able to improve significantly in the course and get a good score on the exam. I highly recommend her to students who struggle with AP Music Theory!
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). Dr. S. also tutors teachers to pass their state's Teacher Exam.
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!
Dr. Beth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Knows content well and can be flexible
She is able to personalize the lesson very well. My son started to compose on his own after the first lesson. It was a fun lesson for him. .................................................................................................................................................................Heather, 6 lessons with Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth is incredibly smart and fun to work with. She has tons of resources and experience teaching a variety of students. I was very nervous to start tutoring because I’m very slow to identify chords, but over time with Dr. Beth I have grown more confident and reassured of my abilities and taught new methods to remember even the fundamentals of music theory! I really liked working with her!Dani, 4 lessons with Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth is excellent!
Dr. Beth tutored me online and though I usually prefer in person, it was excellent! She is knowledgeable and really good at making concepts understandable. I highly recommend her!Lisa, 4 lessons with Dr. Beth
patient and motivating tutor!
Dr. Beth came to session with her own comprehensive curriculum, with worksheets and videos. She kept things moving along with an upbeat pace and offered lots of shortcuts and tricks. The time flew by and was really fun. I'm really looking forward to ongoing lessons with Dr. Beth.Susan, 2 lessons with Dr. Beth
Excellent tutor! very knowledgable & inspiring!
My son came to US in summer and we are so lucky meeting Dr. Beth S. at Wyzant, tutoring his trumpet lessons. He has made significant progress over the last 3 months. He started to learn Trumpet 2 yrs ago, and he was lazy in practicing. He enjoyed learning from Dr. Beth S. ever since the first class. The extensive knowledge from Dr. Beth S. on music theories helps him understand the music better, which gives the added value in his playing. He always got encouraged by Dr. Beth S, and turns to be more passionate and self-motivated in his playing. This is really the best part that we, as parents, are so happy to see his change. Dr. Beth S. provides class reviews immediately after each lesson and she is very patient and communicative. She has a lot of music resources, so we were never bothered what to learn and what to prepare. Thank you, Dr. Beth S.! We will continue the journey! Happy Holidays!Nancy, 35 lessons with Dr. Beth
I got a 100 percent on my theory midterm!!!
Dr Beth is the best! She’s so clear and extremely knowledgeable about everything Theory!! You aren’t going to find anyone better than her out there!Kelsey, 16 lessons with Dr. Beth
A great music theory teacher, regardless of your starting point
My daughter wants to build a career around music but has had an unconventional music upbringing - mostly playing rock in bands, and self taught on piano and voice. She took the AP Music Theory class at her school and was lost on the first day. After about a month we found Dr. Beth and she has been patiently teaching and encouraging my daughter every week. My daughter really likes Dr. Beth and is quickly catching up with her classmates. She is no longer intimidated by the class - and I actually think she is going to do well in it. She would not even consider a different tutor at this point - she really likes Dr. Beth.Chris, 34 lessons with Dr. Beth
Amazing AP Music Theory Tutor
My son has had some great tutors through Wyzant in varying subjects. However, Dr. Beth S. has simply been amazing to work with. She is able to explain difficult Music Theory topics with ease and helps my son understand and feel confident in the subject matter. After a session last night, I asked him how it went and he said, "I love working with her". In addition, she always follows-up with me as the parent to let me know how the session went and responds to messages within 5-minutes or less. I sincerely cannot say enough good things about her. I highly recommend Dr. Beth S. and look forward to my son continuing to work with her and studying for his AP Music Theory Exam with her.Carla, 24 lessons with Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth is so knowledgeable and is expert at using the technology on Wyzant to teach her students. She comes into the lesson with a game plan of things to accomplish for the day and has examples and practice problems ready to go, which makes things run smoothly and allows for so much material to be covered in a single lesson. She knows the material that needs to be covered for the AP exam and doesn't waste a single minute. Very highly recommended!!Eileen, 10 lessons with Dr. Beth