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Bethany Ford

New Cumberland PA | 17070

About me

I enjoy motivating students and helping them to enjoy the music that they play. A supportive atmosphere with honest yet positive feedback enables students to become self-motivated, independent learners. I teach my students through discovery learning, by asking questions and having students think on their own rather than merely giving instructions and corrections. I believe that teaching must be matched to the student's learning style, not student's learning matched to the teacher's teaching style. Therefore, teaching style, curriculum, and approach must be flexible, varied, and individual. I learn the strengths and weaknesses of each individual student and adapt to it without compromising excellence. I want students to be proud of who they are and what they can accomplish!

Specialties

Private Piano Instruction: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels

Education and Accreditation

M.A. in Music Theory and Music History, Pennsylvania State University
Area of concentration: Music of Rachmaninov
Thesis advisors: Dr. Marica Tacconi and Dr. Eric McKee

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$50 - $59

Availability

Monday 1pm - 8pm
Tuesday 1pm - 8pm
Wednesday 1pm - 8pm
Thursday 1pm - 8pm

Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Blues
Chamber Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Country / Western
Modern
Performance

Methods

ABRSM
Alfred Method
BC Conservatory of Music
Bastien Method
Canada Conservatory
Faber and Faber
London College of Music
Royal Conservatory of Music
Trinity College London
Thompson Method
Yamaha Method

Instruments and Subjects

harpsichord
organ
pedagogy
piano
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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