Hamline University, St. Paul (MEd)
I love working one-on-one with students! My passion is creating learning settings where students can shine and grow. Students are encouraged to follow their own interests. While I like tutoring both math and music, I am particularly interested in the connection between music and math.
Piano lessons include understanding rhythm, listening to familiar and unfamiliar sounds, and building simple percussion instruments from found materials.
I lived in South America for several years, and taught in a Spanish/English high school for several more years. I love working one-on-one with students! My passion is creating learning settings where students can shine and grow. Students are encouraged to follow their own interests. While I like tutoring both math and music, I am particularly interested in the connection between music and math.
Piano lessons include understanding rhythm, listening to
We have hired Elizabeth for our 8th grader to help her prep for high school. So far we are happy with the progress after 3 lessons. Elizabeth has that natural ability to work with kids and convey complex things to them in a simple way.
Elizabeth is teaching Casey Pre-Algebra. They are just getting started, but we like the way she takes the time to explain everything and checks to make sure he understands what she is saying. She will explain things as many times as it takes for Casey to get it. Casey likes her too.
Elizabeth is thorough and makes the lessons fun and relevant to our child. What we like the most is that she sticks to her expectations of what a student should be practicing and studying, making sure that the student progresses accordingly.
Elizabeth is a really great music tutor. My two boys like to go to her place every week. They learn science and math, in addition how to play the piano. We made a xylophone and beat the tire drum while learning rhythm and sound. If you want your kid to be exposed various experiences about music, I strongly recommend her.
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I taught algebra 1 and prealgebra for a number of years in a Minneapolis charter high school. It was great fun helping students move from memorizing operations to understanding how numbers work together. I have lots of tricks and tips to help speed up that understanding. It is very satisfying to see students light up when things start to make sense!
I grew up in a musical family and had piano and other lessons as a child; in high school I read everything I could about the relationship between music and math. I studied piano as an adult as well.
I have given piano lessons since the 1960s, and have studied piano pedagogy on my own. Teaching is a beautiful experience for me. I work with each individual according to their needs and experience.
I postpone learning to read music for a number of lessons; I prefer to first lay a foundation of rhythm and ear training. This cultivates the fundamentals of musical understanding in students. I help students to develop listening skills, make their own instruments, and write their own songs.
I have given piano lessons to children and adults since 1967. I use a variety of beginning instruction books (Bastien, Chester, etc.) plus Bartok's Mikrokosmos as a wonderful teaching tool. I have developed teaching aids that help students learn to read music and create their own music. I work with parents and students about effective practicing between lessons. Students learn how to look at a piece of music before playing it, to see what they can glean from what is on the page. I use a variety of methods to instill a sense of rhythm, and to enhance students' enjoyment of music. My goal is that students play with heart as well as understanding.
I taught pre-algebra for a number of years in a Minneapolis charter high school. It was great fun helping students move from memorizing operations to understanding how numbers work together. I have numerous tricks and tips to help speed up that understanding.