Enjoy learning to play the piano in a private setting with patient, informative and inspirational instruction.
Elizabeth is a pianist and instructor in the Denver metro area. Earning a Master's of Music in 1981, she has maintained a private teaching studio for 40 years. As a classical performer, she has given numerous solo and chamber performances in Colorado, Texas and Austria. She is a certified member of the Music Teachers National Association, Colorado State Music Teachers Association and the Foothills Music Teachers Association of the Denver
Easier said than done, Ms. Witt will guide each student at their own pace to discover how to create a picture in sound with each piece they learn. Technical advice wil also be offered to help students reach this goal.
Music is an art form and should be enjoyable to learn and perform. Students may learn at their own pace, not feel pressured to perform but share what they have discovered in their musical journey with others if desired.
There are three recitals offered during the year: Fall, Holiday and Spring. These are held either at my home studio, a church or music store each year. Memorizing pieces is encouraged but not required at these recitals. There is no charge for recitals at my studio and a modest fee for others depending on the venue. No in-person recitals until Covid-19 is under complete control.
A competitive solo performance event held annually at a Lakewood church. Winners perform on a recital and receive trophies. All participants receive certificates of award.
For all students. An evaluation only event held in the Fall with the emphasis on creativity and music knowledge. Students perform for an individual listener in a non-competitive setting.
Honors (evaluation only) and Artist (competitive) auditions. Held in the Spring of each year. Competitive winners perform at the annual State Conference as well
Held at various times during the year. These auditions are designed for students who desire a career in music.
*There is a fee to enter each of the events listed above.
Parents may be present during lessons or stay in my nearby waiting area. Currently not available due to Covid-19.
Choice of supplemental music (in addition to the basic lesson books), includes Classical (Elizabeth's specialty), Jazz, Popular, Ragtime and Holiday music. Performance opportunities are available and encouraged but never required.
Learn to play the piano in a relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of perfection on you or your child. Music should be a fun, fulfilling endeavor with inspiration a key ingredient. Your lessons will include music theory, technique and repertoire.
All private lessons meet once per week, payable monthly.
A GREAT VALUE for the instructor's educational background, 38 years of teaching and performance experience. Contact me for current rates.
30 MINUTE LESSONS
These are recommended for students in grades 1-6. Approximately 10 min. devoted to theory (usually a written assignment or a session at the computer), and technique (finger exercises) then the remaining time to music. Drills and flashcards for reading and rhythm.
40 minute lessons
This lesson allows more time for listening to critiquing the student's pieces and covering the theory also. It is recommended for students in grades 7-9 unless a beginner. As music increases in difficulty more time is necessary to cover all the details of the music including accuracy, fingerings, rhythm and expression. Beginning at this level, the student chooses between 2 tracks: Intensive Classical or Relaxed Traditional.
45 minute lessons
For students in grades 10-12 or any student desiring more detailed help. At this level, unless the student is a beginner, more time is needed both to hear the pieces and to address corrections. Also, in addition to the theory, drills in rhythm and ear-training will be done. The student chooses between 2 tracks: Intensive Classical or Relaxed Traditional.
1 hour lessons
Available to those interested. Ideal for early advanced and advanced students.
Group classes will be offered on occasion to cover areas like theory, ear-training or performance. These classes are for students only and will be for students of similar levels.
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Simms St, Arvada, Colorado 80005, United States