Betina Lesson Details

Betina Hershey, B.F.A.

School Enrichment Residencies & Private Lessons

Acting, Voice, Guitar, Piano, Dance, Musical Theater, Folk Music, 1920’s Jazz, Classical Rounds, Sight Reading & Writing, Ear Training, Composition

917-204-5647 (cell)

bbetina @ gmail.com

gardenplayerstheater @ gmail.com

www.betinahershey.com

Private Lessons: in Forest Hills, just outside Gardens, within walking distance from 71st, Continental
-Qualified, experienced teacher
-Great with children and adults.
-Organized, clear lesson plan
-Beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional levels
-Audition coaching for middle school, H.S., college & professional

Betina teaches:

– acting, monolouges, cold readings, improv
– singing, sight reading, ear training, rhythm training, song preparations, song interpretation
– piano, reading, composition, accompaniment
– guitar, composition, reading, ear training, finger picking
– dance, tap, jazz, ballet, modern, swing, ballroom, Argentine tango

Teaching Artist Residencies & Enrichment Programs:Grades K-5… Kodaly inspired music theory, Folk Songs To Inspire Change, Writing Mini-Muiscals, Graduation Songs. (Currently at PS144)

Pedagogy

With over 16 years of teaching experience, Betina leads students to enjoy ear training, sight reading and writing, rhythm compositions and training, as well as professionalism through focus, energy, body language, and practice techniques. Many inspirations include Kodaly and Viola Spolin techniques.

Instructor Bio (Betina)

– Betina Hershey toured nationally as Meg in Phantom of the Opera, internationally as Anybodys in West Side Story, etc
– Appears in the feature films Mona Lisa Smile, and Disney’s Enchanted
Published author of childrens musicals available at bbbpress.com
– Tours with her bands Hot Jazz Jumpers and The Scooches
BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College
– Helen Tamaris Dance awardee and graduate of La Guardia H.S. of the Performing Arts
– Studied Voice with Metropolitan Opera singer Betsy Nordon and Broadway teacher John Baylis
– Artistic Director of Garden Players Musical Theater Program for Kids (1-8th grade)
– Teaching artist for Dancing Classrooms and NYC Children’s Theater
– Dance Instructor at Studio E and Wagner College, teaching advanced dance classes

Student Achievements

Admission to Frank Sinatra H.S. and LaGuardia H.S. as a voice and drama majors.
Admission to middle schools, high schools, and colleges.
Performing at Carnegie Hall, 2nd place winner of the American Protege competition.
Making it to the 3rd callback for the role of Matilda in the Broadway show, down to 50 kids out of over 1,000 kids who auditioned.)
Appearing in a commercial with pop artist Adele during the Grammys, 2012!
Singing the national anthem at the US Open!

Private Lesson Studio Equipment

Chairs, music stands, instrument stands, classical guitar cushion, classical footstool, piano, keyboard, organ, guitar amps, guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, drum set. Students usually provide their own instruments but it’s possible to borrow an instrument during the lesson at the studio on the first lesson.
(free street parking right in front!)

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