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Britta P.
Round Lake, Illinois
Master the Basics of the Guitar with Easy Lessons from an Expert
I approach music lessons with flexibility. The joy of working one-on-one is that we can adjust the lesson to whatever the student brings to the table each time. Practiced a lot? Excellent! Show me what you can do. Having a difficult time with something? Not a problem; let me help. Feeling fatigued? It’s okay; I understand. We’ll take it a tad easier today. I’m sensitive to my students’ needs, and I’m more than happy to make learning an instrument accessible, whatever is going on. I offer 30-, 45-, and 60-minute lessons. 30 minutes each week is enough, and it’s a great place to start. More experienced students usually prefer 45- or 60-minute lessons. The longer the lesson, the more opportunities for repeated practice, covering more material, and faster overall progress. Whatever lesson length you choose, you’ll get a lot out of it! Prices are as follows: $35 / 30-minute lesson $45 / 45-minute lesson $55 / 60-minute lesson Generally, we start with a warm-up. Then, we proceed to go over the songs the student has been practicing since last time. I provide feedback and coaching. When we’re ready, we move on to new music and assign it for practice. I’m your guide as the music gets progressively more challenging. When time allows, we have several miscellaneous activities to choose from, such as theory, ear training, and review. We may also choose to work on music from outside the books. I teach my guitar students using the Everybody's Guitar Method series by Philip Groeber, David Hoge, and Ray Sanchez. Younger students use the FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method series by Philip Groeber, David Hoge, Leo Welch, and Rey Sanchez. More experienced students can also choose to incorporate additional music into our lessons. Playing an instrument can be an absolute joy! Put in a little time consistently, and you will be amazed what you can do. Let’s take a moment to appreciate just a handful of benefits, just off the cuff. 1. The joy of observing progress and growth – fast. 2. Cultivation of creativity. 3. BRAIN POWER. 4. Constant opportunities for self-expression. 5. Reduces stress.
About Britta P.

Hello and welcome! My name is Britta and I am a piano and guitar teacher. I teach online as well as in-studio in Round Lake Beach, IL. I have been playing the piano since before I can remember. I took lessons from an excellent teacher from age 5 to 18. During that time, I performed in one formal recital every year, as well as three other informal recitals with my peers. I also took opportunities to play at my school and church and in a variety of ensembles over the years. When I was 18, I accomplished a big goal of mine: Performing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, piano solo version. I had three performances. That year I also prepared a senior recital, in which I had my third Rhapsody in Blue performance. The rest of the repertoire was by Claude Debussy, who is another top favorite of mine. In addition to playing piano, I played percussion in the school band from age 10 to 18. I also picked up guitar at age 13, and mandolin at age 15. I still love to practice my instruments, and I still love to play for other people. For a while, I thought that was the only role music would play in my life. I was pursuing a career in education. At first, I thought I would teach ESL. Then I decided to try assistant teaching a 1st grade classroom. I spread my teaching wings a bit, but I still hadn’t found the right fit. Then, one summer, I found a free, gorgeous, 80-year-old baby grand piano. As the lovely piano settled in by the front window, it dawned on me how perfect it would be to teach piano lessons. I transitioned into teaching piano lessons the next year. I've been teaching piano lessons for almost 6 years now. About 4 years ago I began teaching guitar as well. It has been an absolute joy.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2016

Education

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

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Teaches ages 7+

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Speaks English

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Britta P.
Round Lake, Illinois
Master the Basics of the Guitar with Easy Lessons from an Expert
I approach music lessons with flexibility. The joy of working one-on-one is that we can adjust the lesson to whatever the student brings to the table each time. Practiced a lot? Excellent! Show me what you can do. Having a difficult time with something? Not a problem; let me help. Feeling fatigued? It’s okay; I understand. We’ll take it a tad easier today. I’m sensitive to my students’ needs, and I’m more than happy to make learning an instrument accessible, whatever is going on. I offer 30-, 45-, and 60-minute lessons. 30 minutes each week is enough, and it’s a great place to start. More experienced students usually prefer 45- or 60-minute lessons. The longer the lesson, the more opportunities for repeated practice, covering more material, and faster overall progress. Whatever lesson length you choose, you’ll get a lot out of it! Prices are as follows: $35 / 30-minute lesson $45 / 45-minute lesson $55 / 60-minute lesson Generally, we start with a warm-up. Then, we proceed to go over the songs the student has been practicing since last time. I provide feedback and coaching. When we’re ready, we move on to new music and assign it for practice. I’m your guide as the music gets progressively more challenging. When time allows, we have several miscellaneous activities to choose from, such as theory, ear training, and review. We may also choose to work on music from outside the books. I teach my guitar students using the Everybody's Guitar Method series by Philip Groeber, David Hoge, and Ray Sanchez. Younger students use the FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method series by Philip Groeber, David Hoge, Leo Welch, and Rey Sanchez. More experienced students can also choose to incorporate additional music into our lessons. Playing an instrument can be an absolute joy! Put in a little time consistently, and you will be amazed what you can do. Let’s take a moment to appreciate just a handful of benefits, just off the cuff. 1. The joy of observing progress and growth – fast. 2. Cultivation of creativity. 3. BRAIN POWER. 4. Constant opportunities for self-expression. 5. Reduces stress.
About Britta P.

Hello and welcome! My name is Britta and I am a piano and guitar teacher. I teach online as well as in-studio in Round Lake Beach, IL. I have been playing the piano since before I can remember. I took lessons from an excellent teacher from age 5 to 18. During that time, I performed in one formal recital every year, as well as three other informal recitals with my peers. I also took opportunities to play at my school and church and in a variety of ensembles over the years. When I was 18, I accomplished a big goal of mine: Performing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, piano solo version. I had three performances. That year I also prepared a senior recital, in which I had my third Rhapsody in Blue performance. The rest of the repertoire was by Claude Debussy, who is another top favorite of mine. In addition to playing piano, I played percussion in the school band from age 10 to 18. I also picked up guitar at age 13, and mandolin at age 15. I still love to practice my instruments, and I still love to play for other people. For a while, I thought that was the only role music would play in my life. I was pursuing a career in education. At first, I thought I would teach ESL. Then I decided to try assistant teaching a 1st grade classroom. I spread my teaching wings a bit, but I still hadn’t found the right fit. Then, one summer, I found a free, gorgeous, 80-year-old baby grand piano. As the lovely piano settled in by the front window, it dawned on me how perfect it would be to teach piano lessons. I transitioned into teaching piano lessons the next year. I've been teaching piano lessons for almost 6 years now. About 4 years ago I began teaching guitar as well. It has been an absolute joy.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2016

Education

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Britta is a patient, kind and fun piano teacher! I played piano as a kid but have been wanting to re-learn as an adult, and Britta has been the perfect teacher to help me make progress on my goals. She has a great set-up for either virtual or in-person lessons - mine have been great via video! I highly recommend Britta for piano learners of any age.

Posted Dec 29, 2021
Online

We have had Ms. Britta teaching our four boys since January 2018 and they have flourished in their musical knowledge and abilities! They were 4, 5, 5, and 7 years old when they began and they knew nothing about how to read/play music. Britta has been patient, engaging, and encouraging with them and they have learned so much! We love hearing them learn and play. Furthermore, they genuinely look forward to their lessons each week - that's pretty amazing and speaks to Britta's ability to make learning fun and keep her students engaged while learning online. We highly recommend Britta if you are looking for a piano instructor.

Posted Dec 16, 2021
Online

My two children have been instructed by Britta for the past few years. She is amazing, patient and kind. Britta is a very flexible teacher worked on guitar, piano and percussion with my children, even though percussion was a little outside of her comfort zone. My children agree that Ms. Britta is "nice", "explains things well" and "makes sure you get to work on things that are interesting to you". That is high praise from two teenagers! As a parent, I appreciate her flexibility in teaching venues offering both on-line and in person instruction. My kids progessed in their musical knowledge and abilities even though they did not always find time to put in the practice outside of lessons.

Posted Dec 15, 2021
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Instructional Assistant
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
LEARN Charter Schools
I taught a first grade class alongside another teacher. My primary focus was small group instruction in literacy and math.
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Moody Bible Institute
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Guitar
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$55
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30