University of North Texas (JAZZ GUITAR PERF.)
Beth is a lead/slide guitarist/vocalist/ bandleader/ arranger with an extensive live music background in blues, jazz, country, rock, and all styles in between. After graduating from the prestigious arts school Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Dallas, TX), she pursued her jazz guitar performance studies at UT San Marcos and the University of North Texas in Denton, coinciding with her live gig schedule in a multitude of Texas music venues. In these 3 schools, Beth acquired and applied extensive music theory knowledge. She has toured the entire United States, and visited four other countries, as a frontman and sideman, opening for such acts as Jimmie Vaughan, Marcia Ball, James McMurtry, and Joe Bonnamassa, to name a few. She has released 3 CDs: Much Later For You (2001), Addictions (2006), and The TN Twisters' Twister Warning (2013) to a well-received, international fan base.
Her knowledge of music, from its conception to production, to its intricacies of music theory, comes from my experiences in formal schooling at an early age to its actual application in live performance and studio. She has over twenty solid, in-depth years as a musician, teacher, and performer as a profession, and she has a lot of that knowledge to share with anyone willing to learn.
Beth is a lead/slide guitarist/vocalist/ bandleader/ arranger with an extensive live music background in blues, jazz, country, rock, and all styles in between. After graduating from the prestigious arts school Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Dallas, TX),
I have over 8 years experience in ear-training from Booker T. Washington H.S. for the Performing and Visual Arts, the University of Texas San Marcos, and the University of North Texas in Denton, Tx. I took at least one ear- training session a semester and by my senior year in high school, was able to write out four-part harmony keyboard progressions just by listening to them.
I have been a professional musician for 20 years. I have written and produced 4 albums, toured internationally, attended schools in regards to music 8 years, and been a band leader to many groups. I write, arrange, produce, perform, chart, engineer, and anything else that pertains to music.
I have 8 years in school settings as a jazz guitarist, as well as over 20 years experience playing live in venues all over the United States to Norway, Canada, England, Wales, as a rock, blues guitarist, and currently I play in the highly coveted Nashville as a well-known country and slide guitarist among local musicians.