Elizabeth Rentas | Lessonface

Elizabeth Rentas

Keyboard, Piano, Classical Piano, Music Theory, Pop Piano
5
26 Reviews
75+ lessons booked on Lessonface

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About

Elizabeth is an experienced, compassionate teacher who loves to teach children and adults of all ages.  She has taught piano/keyboard lessons for 20  years.  She received a BA from Columbia College in Music and Arts Administration along with courses in educational psychology.  She enjoys teaching children with a variety of personality types and believes lessons should be fun while being educational.  She loves teaching beginners and those returning to lessons later in life.   She works on an individually focused lesson plan in a positive, encouraging, creative and patient atmosphere.  She has often been recommended for students that are shy or more sensitive with lessons.  She continues to study new teaching  techniques and  educational materials.  She has been an accompanist for several groups including various college and high school choral groups and vocalists.

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Note:  Elizabeth's 30 minute lessons usually run longer by about 10 minutes.

I love teaching others to play piano and keyboard.  I combine traditional teaching with newer creative learning methods.  I work to connect with each student in a way that best fits their learning style, personality, choice of music, and time available for practice.  I teach classical, popular music, and whatever type of music the student is interested in.  I use method books, supplementary materials and let the student choose music they like as well.  Lessons cover chord work/harmonization, improvisation, ear training, transposing, composing, etc.  As a teacher, I continue to study, attend seminars and research music education to be able to give my students the best learning experience I can.  I believe teaching with encouragement, patience and positive reinforcement helps students to learn and build confidence in themselves.  I want each student to feel comfortable learning at their own pace.  Lessons can be adapted to fit a student's goals or interests.

30 minute lessons may run a little longer at times unless a student needs to leave on time.

I have always loved the piano and aspire to bring this love and joy of making  your own music in the moment to each student!

Lesson methods and materials are chosen to fit each student's level and abilities. I use various method books, workbooks, and supplementary materials/worksheets to enhance learning and interest.
Students are encouraged to pick music they would like to learn.
Chord work, improvisation, ear training, composing, working with lead sheets plus more are all part of making a well-rounded music student.

Reviews of lessons with Elizabeth Rentas

Great teacher and compassionate and effective!
Diana Rice, Verified Student
January 8th, 2019
5
Very friendly. Put me at ease!
Heather, Verified Student
July 24th, 2018
5
Elizabeth is a wonderful teacher and we really enjoy lessons!
April McAnally, Verified Student
January 29th, 2018
5
I am a (poorly) self-taught piano student, and I was hesitant to begin again, even though I knew there were huge gaps in my understanding of music. However, Liz was extremely understanding and patient with me, and I would definitely recommend her as a teacher to any who are hesitant to learn or relearn piano. She never rushed me, and asked questions to make sure that what we were learning was what I wanted to learn, especially as regards my taste in music and my overall skill level. In short, if you are hesitating, don't! Liz can help you to learn to play your favourite songs with skill and finesse, and you'll be surprised at how quickly you learn under her patient and fun tutelage! If she could help my inept fingers to play better, she can help yours too!
Lilly, Verified Student
January 10th, 2018
5
She was very encouraging and my little one is very shy but responded so well to her.
Natasha Wyatt, Parent of Verified Student
June 27th, 2017
5
Diana Rice, Verified Student
February 12th, 2019
5
Diana Rice, Verified Student
February 26th, 2019
5
Diana Rice, Verified Student
January 30th, 2019
5
Diana Rice, Verified Student
December 18th, 2018
5
Diana Rice, Verified Student
January 15th, 2019
5
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